Egan 8th-grader heads to Spain for soccer tour

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Egan’s Mwinso Denkabe earned a spot on a soccer team touring Spain this week.

Although it took nearly three months to find out if he made US Club Soccer’s id² National Selection Team, Mwinso Denkabe said it was well worth the wait. The payoff, after all, is a trip to Spain this week.

“I was really excited,” Mwinso said of receiving his invitation to join the team for the two-week tour. “I was jumping around and screaming.”

MV girls capture second CCS title in three years

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Lucienne Tang controls the ball for Mountain View Friday.

Motivated by last year’s loss in the Central Coast Section Open Division final, the Mountain View High girls soccer team beat Mitty 3-1 in Friday’s title game at Santa Clara University.

“We lost a tough one last year to Woodside and to come back versus Mitty – (which is) a powerhouse – I think we’ve really shown we’re the best team this year,” coach Ivan Bandov said. “I’m just so happy for the girls. They deserved this night.”

Spartans sink Mariners, meet Lancers next in CCS

The Mountain View High girls soccer team moved a step closer to getting back to the Central Coast Section Open Division final by routing Aptos 5-0 Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Mountain View High soccer
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Mountain View High’s Bethan Parry scored two goals in Saturday’s playoff win over Aptos.

“We put everything out there,” said senior Bethan Parry, who scored two goals in the match. “We were really pumped before the game and we were all just really motivated and had each other’s back throughout the whole game.”

Eagles take title

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Los Altos High’s Hannah Wendelken scored all three goals in last week’s win over Gunn. It was her second hat trick of the season.

The Los Altos High girls not only avenged an earlier loss to the soccer team that beat them the first time around in league, but they also took sole ownership of first place with last week’s 3-0 win over Gunn.

The host Eagles scored twice in the first half and added an insurance goal midway through the second half of the Feb. 14 game. Los Altos’ dominant defense did the rest, turning away the Titans time after time.

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