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ROUNDUP: Mtn. View girls soccer remains undefeated, looks to CCS; Paly girls b. ball win streak ends at 18; Spartans top Los Altos in rivalry boys b. ball match

Mountain View's Allie Montoya against Santa Clara on Feb. 11, 2022. (Allison Huang)

The Mountain View girls soccer team secured the SCVAL De Anza title last week, remaining undefeated this season on a 15-game win streak — most recently extended with a 3-1 win over Santa Clara on Friday. The Spartans are now off to CCS, with their first game this Saturday.

Captain and junior Kate Stone pointed to the group’s combined talent and chemistry as the key to their success; with the exception of a 1-1 tie to Saint Francis, the Spartans have won all of their games this season.

“Our game against Paly … was definitely a big moment because with that win we were guaranteed to win the league,” Stone said. “And we played really well [during] that game, so being able to showcase all that … and it all coming together on that one night … was just really cool.”

The SCVAL De Anza title is awarded to the top finisher of the regular season, not the winner of a championship game. If the team does well at CCS, it’ll advance to the CIF NorCal regional tournament, which Stone said would be an “exciting” experience.

“It’s just such a big tournament and there’s schools from all over,” Stone said. “That would definitely be the goal: to make it to that crowd and be able to do well there.”

Half of the team consists of current seniors, and several are committed to play in college: some at schools like Stanford, Northwestern, University of Chicago and Willamette.

“More than anything, we have a really good group of seniors this year,” Stone said. “We have 14 seniors who have really just led the way [with] just their experience and their ability to play soccer.”

In other news:

  • Gunn girls soccer had quite the week, shutting out Los Gatos 5-0 and Homestead 3-0 — on top of a 6-1 win over Santa Clara.
  • Mountain View boys basketball topped Los Altos 54-49 in a tight rivalry game, grabbing the top SCVAL De Anza spot. The Spartans are the only team that’s beaten Los Altos in the regular season so far.
  • Paly girls basketball’s 18-game win streak ended with a 55-31 loss to Los Gatos on Sunday.

Gunn

  • Boys basketball:
    • 54-46 W vs. Monta Vista (Tue)
    • 61-55 W vs. Saratoga (Fri)
  • Girls basketball:
    • 69-40 L vs. Monta Vista (Wed)
    • 59-47 L vs. Santa Clara (Fri)
  • Boys soccer:
    • 3-0 L vs. Mountain View (Mon)
    • 2-0 L vs. Los Gatos (Wed)
    • 3-0 W vs. Homestead (Fri)
  • Girls soccer:
    • 6-1 W vs. Santa Clara (Mon)
    • 5-0 W vs. Los Gatos (Wed)
    • 3-0 W vs. Homestead (Fri)
Los Altos's Jake Skaggs against Mountain View on Feb. 8, 2022. (Tomoki Chien)

Los Altos

  • Boys basketball:
    • 54-49 L vs. Mountain View (Tue)
    • 59-50 W vs. Milpitas (Fri)
  • Girls basketball:
    • 43-37 L vs. Los Gatos (Wed)
    • 42-23 W vs. Wilcox (Fri)
  • Boys soccer:
    • 2-0 L vs. Homestead (Wed)
    • 1-1 T vs. Palo Alto (Fri)
  • Girls soccer:
    • 1-0 W vs. Homestead (Wed)
    • 1-1 T vs. Palo Alto (Fri)
Mountain View’s Laila Edris against Santa Clara on Feb. 11, 2022. (Allison Huang)

Mountain View

  • Boys basketball:
    • 54-49 W vs. Los Altos (Tue)
    • 42-36 W vs. Cupertino (Fri)
  • Girls basketball:
    • 49-32 W vs. Fremont (Wed)
    • 38-26 W vs. Cupertino (Fri)
  • Boys soccer:
    • 3-0 W vs. Gunn (Mon)
    • 2-1 W vs. Santa Clara (Fri)
  • Girls soccer:
    • 3-1 W vs. Santa Clara (Fri)

Palo Alto

  • Boys basketball:
    • 56-48 W vs. Homestead (Tue)
    • 52-33 W vs. Santa Clara (Fri)
    • 40-28 W vs. Milpitas (Sat)
  • Girls basketball:
    • 52-40 W vs. Lynbrook (Mon)
    • 55-52 W vs. Homestead (Wed)
    • 55-35 W vs. Saratoga (Fri)
    • 55-31 L vs. Los Gatos (Sun)
  • Boys soccer:
    • 4-0 W vs. Homestead (Mon)
    • 1-0 L vs. Santa Clara (Wed)
    • 1-1 T vs. Los Altos (Fri)
  • Girls soccer:
    • 2-0 W vs. Santa Clara (Wed)
    • 1-1 T vs. Los Altos (Fri)

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