MVLA Wolves conclude soccer season with winning record, 3rd-place finish


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MVLA Wolves coach Albertin Montaya, right, draws up a play for his team during a recent game.

The MVLA Wolves, the local team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, finished the season with a 5-2-1 record that was good enough for third place in the Pac North Conference.

The Wolves capped their campaign with a 4-0 rout of the visiting Pleasanton Rage June 29.

Toni named head coach of SF boys soccer team

St. Francis High last week promoted Adriano Toni to head coach of its varsity boys soccer team.

Toni – an assistant last season – takes over for Seth Alberico, who stepped down due to outside work commitments, according to school officials.

Spartans, Lancers eliminated on PKs


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Mountain View High’s Lucy Tang, shown passing, said her Spartans failed to finish several chances in their NorCal loss.

Playing less than 2 miles apart, the girls soccer teams from Mountain View and St. Francis highs suffered similar fates March 6. Both squads lost Northern California playoff games on penalty kicks, despite creating several more chances than their opponents.

Host Mountain View played Granite Bay to a 1-1 tie before falling 4-2 on penalty kicks. Meanwhile, St. Francis lost 4-3 on PKs to visiting Woodland after the teams were tied at 2 at the end of regulation and overtime.

SF girls win CCS DI soccer title as 10th seed


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Courtney Mathisen, controlling the ball against Homestead in the CCS semifinals, scored a goal in Saturday’s title game.

A month ago, St. Francis High girls soccer coach Dawn Hill wasn’t sure her Lancers would make the Central Coast Section playoffs, let alone win a championship. But there they were Saturday – celebrating a 2-0 win over Woodside in the Division I final at Valley Christian.

“That was fun,” said Hill, whose 10th-seeded squad scored a goal in each half against No. 1 Woodside.


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