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LA girls lacrosse team taking its lumps as it learns the game in inaugural season


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Los Altos High freshman Katie Radcliffe touches sticks with her teammates prior to the Eagles’ home game against Pioneer.

As expected, the Los Altos High girls lacrosse season is off to a bumpy beginning. That’s because the sport is new to the school – and to most of the players.

Of the 31 girls on the roster, only freshmen Katie Radcliffe and Lily Beck entered the Eagles’ inaugural season with experience.

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Mountain View High girls lacrosse team making strides in third varsity campaign


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Mountain View High’s Rachel Hurst looks to pass in last week’s game against Leland.

Andrea Keinath hopes she’s running the next successful startup in Mountain View. But it’s not a high-tech company – it’s a girls lacrosse program.

Keinath is the head coach at Mountain View High, playing a key role in starting the program four years ago. The Spartans have shown steady growth since then. Beginning as a junior-varsity team filled with novices in 2013, Mountain View played varsity the following year and now has enough players for both squads. This year’s varsity team is the biggest yet at 17 players.

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LA beats MV in lacrosse for first time; Spartans subdue Santa Clara in softball


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Los Altos High’s Tristan Mori-Sloane scored a goal in the Eagles’ road victory over rival Mountain View High.

Seven years into its boys lacrosse program, Los Altos High had yet to beat rival Mountain View – until last week.

The Eagles edged the host Spartans 6-5 April 29 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest.

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Eagles take aim at playoff berth


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Los Altos High lacrosse coach Andreas Guralas talks strategy with son AJ during a recent game.

AJ Guralas is well on his way to leading the Los Altos High lacrosse team in scoring again this season, though the senior is not on pace to challenge the school-record 92 goals he recorded last year.

And that’s just fine with him.

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St. Francis appoints Patch as head coach of girls lacrosse team

St. Francis High has promoted Stacy Patch to head coach of the girls varsity lacrosse team.

Patch served as head coach of the junior-varsity squad the past two seasons.

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