Mtn. View High girls soccer team builds chemistry on and off the field

Allie Montoya
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Mountain View High freshman forward Allie Montoya controls the ball in last week’s game against Los Altos.

Although smoky skies prevented the Mountain View High girls soccer team from practicing for nine days last month, it didn’t stop the Spartans from improving before their season kicked off.

Most of those days, coach Ivan Bandov gathered his girls indoors for tactical discussions and to play icebreaker games.

Immediate impact


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Tufts sophomore Sophie Lloyd, front, battles a player for position in a recent game. She scored a team-high 10 goals this season.

Sophie Lloyd’s first season on the Tufts University women’s soccer team was, as her coach put it, “successful.”

That might be an understatement.

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