MV volleyball team off to 2-0 start; MV, SF football teams fall

The Mountain View High girls volleyball team’s already-abbreviated season has been cut even shorter – two of its first three matches were canceled because the opponents didn’t have COVID-19 testing in place, according to coach Dave Winn – and the matches the Spartans have played proved short as well.

Mountain View made quick work of Gunn and Homestead last week, beating both teams in straight sets to improve to 2-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division.

The Spartans opened the season with a 25-18, 25-23, 25-17 win at Gunn March 29 and then defeated host Homestead 25-19, 25-10, 25-21 Friday.

Andi Turner led Mountain View with seven kills and 13 assists against Gunn; Millie Kopp added six kills and six aces.

Kiana Manson put up a team-best 16 kills, along with two blocks, versus Homestead, while Tessa Hunter recorded eight kills and seven digs. Audrey Moir contributed 12 digs, three aces “and was superb in serve receive,” Winn said.

The Spartans are slated to visit rival Los Altos (2-0) 7:15 p.m. Friday. The Eagles swept Gunn and edged Monta Vista in five sets last week.


Los Gatos jumped on Mountain View early en route to a 56-23 De Anza Division victory Friday night.

The visiting Spartans trailed the undefeated Wildcats 35-0 at the end of the first quarter.

“We regrouped after halftime, but the first quarter and really the entire first half was too much to handle,” said Mountain View coach Shelley Smith, whose team trailed 42-6 at intermission.

The Spartans (2-1) rushed for 319 yards – with 127 of them coming from fullback Mason Davies – but passed for only 11 yards. Halfback Leo Navarro rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Trent Steffen ran in the other.

Mountain View’s final home game of the season is set for 7 p.m. Saturday against Milpitas (0-3).

St. Francis suffered a 49-7 loss at unbeaten Serra Saturday in West Catholic Athletic League action. The Lancers’ lone touchdown came on a 4-yard run from Adonis Hernandez in the second quarter.

St. Francis dipped to 0-1 in the WCAL and 1-1 overall. The Lancers are scheduled to play at Mitty (0-1) 1 p.m. Saturday.

Boys soccer

Los Altos played Homestead to a 2-all tie Saturday, getting goals from Gavin Fairey and Alessandro Sisniegas. The host Eagles improved to 3-1-2 in the De Anza.

Girls soccer

Mountain View pasted Palo Alto 4-0 Friday, raising its record to 4-1-1 in the De Anza Division.

Hailey Westcott scored two goals for the host Spartans; Eric Coyne and Kate Grannis added one each. Goalie Eliana Katz registered her fourth shutout of the season.

Los Altos fell 2-1 at Homestead Saturday, dropping to 0-5-1 in the De Anza.

Field hockey

Visiting Los Altos edged Presentation 1-0 Saturday for its first win of the season.

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