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MVLA soccer club kicks off season with success

Erin Montoya
MVLA 04 Barcelona Pre-ECNL won the Surf Cup and the Mustang Stampede tournaments. Front, from left: Sophia Sasaki, Allie Montoya, Cadee Borg, Joelle Jung, Kaia Flores, Greenlee Kauinana and Sierra Fuegmann. Back: Assistant coach Tom Fuegmann, Ariel Thongkham, Elle Roos, Sofia Rodriguez, Madeleine Cunningham, Leah O’Brien, Mya Wheeler, Layne Kohler, Charis Toney, Amalie Pianim, Esha Gupta, Natalie Smith and head coach Erin Montoya.

The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club is off to a stellar start to the fall season. Four girls teams kicked off the campaign with first-place finishes in tournaments earlier this month.

“Our teams did so well,” said Erin Montoya, who coaches two of them. “It shows there’s a good future for all of them.”

Woodside spoils Spartans' bid for unbeaten season in girls soccer

After playing 21 games without a loss, the Mountain View High girls soccer team met its match the last day of the season. Woodside squeaked by the Spartans 1-0 Friday to win the Central Coast Section Open Division final at Santa Clara University’s Stevens Stadium.

The Wildcats scored in the 59th minute, the first goal allowed by Mountain View since Jan. 9 and only the fourth all season.

Ng's PK sends Spartans to semis

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Mountain View High’s Rachel Ng made the game-winning penalty kick in Saturday’s playoff win over St. Francis.

The penalty may not have been clear-cut, but there was no doubting who would take the potentially game-winning shot for the Mountain View High girls soccer team in Saturday’s playoff quarterfinal against St. Francis.

The only choice was Rachel Ng, a senior who’s been taking and making penalty kicks for the Spartans since last season. The defender came through once again, drilling the 12-yard shot past one of the best goalies in the Central Coast Section to break a scoreless tie with less than two minutes left.

Los Altos boys finish a point shy of title but make CCS for first time in four years

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Los Altos High’s Lars Joehnk scored a goal in last week’s win over Monta Vista.

In soccer, it’s possible to be the only undefeated team in league and still not claim the championship. Just ask the Eagles.

The Los Altos High boys had to settle for second place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division this season despite a 9-0-3 mark.

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