MV wins another De Anza crown in girls soccer

Courtesy of Ivan Bandov
The Mountain View High girls soccer team is all smiles Thursday after winning its fourth De Anza Division title in a row.

Make that four league titles in a row for the Mountain View High girls soccer team. The Spartans secured their latest Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division crown with Thursday’s 5-0 rout of Los Gatos.

“It’s always a great accomplishment to win our league, especially with such a great team in Palo Alto competing with us,” said Mountain View coach Ivan Bandov, whose 9-1-2 squad edged 8-0-4 Paly for first place. “Winning the title for our fourth-straight year is terrific, and I’m thrilled for our seniors that they were able to go out this way.”

The Spartans (16-1-3 overall) scored three goals in the first half at Los Gatos on the way to their 13th shutout of the season.

Mountain View’s goals came from Elena Palacios, Laura Carceroni, Natasha Harris, Nicole Bumgarner and Bethan Parry.

The Spartans were expected to land the No. 2 seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs. The seeding meeting was scheduled Saturday, after the Town Crier’s press deadline.

St. Francis beat Sacred Heart Cathedral 4-0 Thursday to finish tied atop the West Catholic Athletic League with Mitty at 7-1-2. The Lancers (13-3-2 overall) lost the tie-breaker for the higher seed in CCS, but they were still bound for the top-tier Open Division.

Pinewood concluded its season with a 6-1 win at Mercy-San Francisco Feb. 13. Emma Doett-ling scored twice for the Panthers (7-4-1 West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division, 10-6-2 overall).

Boys soccer

Mountain View secured second place in the De Anza Division (6-1-5) by defeating Santa Clara and Los Gatos last week. The Spartans enter the CCS playoffs with a 10-4-6 overall record.

Los Altos routed Monta Vista 6-1 Thursday, finishing fourth in the De Anza at 5-3-4 and without an automatic berth in CCS. The Eagles went to 8-4-6 overall.

Boys basketball

Playing its last home game of the league season, Los Altos topped Gunn 54-43 Feb. 14.

Luke Enthoven scored 16 points for the Eagles (4-8 De Anza Division, 12-12 overall).

El Camino Division champ Mountain View capped the regular season with a 42-30 win over Santa Clara Feb. 14.

“It was a bit of an ugly game, but we were amazing defensively,” coach Kevin Mack said.

Eugene Liao paced host Mountain View with 19 points.

Girls basketball

St. Francis dropped a 59-51 decision at Sacred Heart Cathedral Feb. 14. Adriana Frazier scored 21 points to lead the Lancers (3-6 WCAL and 14-9 overall).

Los Altos’ season ended with a 43-24 home loss to Santa Clara Feb. 15. The Eagles finished 4-8 in the El Camino and 8-15 overall.

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