LA makes smooth transition to upper division

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Los Altos High senior Albin Moellerstedt serves as the Eagles’ team captain.

If the transition from the El Camino Division to the De Anza Division of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League wasn’t already difficult enough, try making the ascent with a dramatically different squad.

That’s what the Los Altos High boys soccer team, which graduated 13 players last spring, is going through this season.

Eagles' extra effort on Saturdays may play a role in team's undefeated start in division

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Quinne Woolley is part of Los Altos High’s formidable senior-laden backline.

The Los Altos High girls soccer team’s success is not only due to how the Eagles have performed in league games on Tuesdays and Thursdays; it may have just as much to do with their efforts on Saturdays.

“We have optional practices Saturday mornings, and more than half the girls show up,” coach Eric Madrigal said. “It shows they want to get better.”

Harris leads Spartans to victory over Leigh

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Natasha Harris recorded two goals and an assist in Mountain View’s 3-0 win at Leigh last week.

Natasha Harris had a hand – well, technically, a foot – in every goal as the Mountain View High girls soccer team blanked Leigh 3-0 last week.

The senior forward scored twice and assisted on Allie Coyne’s goal in the Dec. 12 non-league game. Laura Carceroni and Karissa Hayes assisted on Harris’ goals.

String of success has Mtn. View girls playing with bull's-eyes on their backs

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Mountain View High senior Karissa Hayes, playing in Thursday’s tournament game against St. Ignatius, is one of seven Spartans who have committed to colleges.

The Spartans are a targeted team – and they know it.

It comes with the territory after all the success the Mountain View High girls soccer squad has enjoyed in recent seasons.

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