In the first league game between rivals Los Altos and Mountain View highs this year, neither boys soccer team scored and they settled for a tie. Friday’s rematch was nearly as close, with the lone goal coming on a penalty kick by the Eagles.
Junior Jimmy Dessouki drilled the PK at the end of the first half of the SCVAL De Anza Division game.
Spartans coach Jim McGuirk said the contest was a “very similar game to last time, where both teams played really good defense and really limited the number of chances.”
Visiting Los Altos improved to 4-2-2 in league and 6-3-4 overall; Mountain View dropped to 2-2-3 and 8-3-4.
Host Mountain View topped Los Altos 4-1 Friday behind two goals from Sistine Noel. Janvi Subramanyan added a goal and an assist, and Isabella Walker scored the Spartans’ other goal.
Mountain View went to 3-1-3 in the De Anza and 7-4-3; Los Altos fell to 0-6-2 and 1-10-4.
Mountain View moved a step closer to another SCVAL El Camino Division title by beating Saratoga 49-24 Thursday night.
Andrew Pan (126 pounds), Javier Hernandez (220) and Chase Bandy (285) all won via pin for the Spartans (4-0).
Second-place Los Altos survived a scare from last-place Milpitas, rallying for a 46-44 De Anza victory Friday.
The host Eagles (7-1 league, 18-2 overall) trailed the Trojans (1-6, 9-10) by two at halftime.
Mountain View beat Gunn 58-30 and Santa Clara 60-49 last week to reach 6-2 in the El Camino Division and 13-6 overall.