Baluyot bails out Spartans

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Mountain View High freshman Ysabel Baluyot scored the game-winning goal Jan. 16.

A late goal by Ysabel Baluyot propelled the Mountain View High girls soccer team to a 3-2 win at Homestead Jan. 16.

The freshman forward delivered the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division match, which Homestead had tied two minutes earlier.

The Spartans, who outshot the Mustangs 24-5, received a goal and an assist from Erica Higa. Danna Weintraub scored their other goal and Morgan DeAngelis totaled two assists.

Mountain View – which shut out visiting Monta Vista 3-0 earlier in the week behind two goals and an assist from Morgan Matthews – improved to 3-1-1 in league and 10-2-1 overall. The Spartans haven’t lost a game since their league opener at Los Gatos Jan. 2.

“I think we’re starting to finish our chances a bit more, which has helped take some of the pressure off the defense,” said coach Ivan Bandov, whose squad has scored eight goals in its last three games. “We still need to be more consistent in our play, but hopefully that’ll come in the second half of league play.”

Eagles clip Titans

Visiting Los Altos topped Gunn 1-0 behind a first-half goal from freshman Stephanie Kouvelas Jan. 16. Sophia Hyver earned the assist.

Two days earlier, the Eagles edged Homestead by the same score. Sophomore Allie Crum scored in the opening half off a deflection of a shot by Kouvelas.

The victories put Los Altos’ record at 4-1 in the De Anza Division and 6-1-2 overall.

Panthers fit to be tied

Pinewood played visiting Mercy-Burlingame to a 1-all tie Jan. 15.

Amrita Mecker scored in the second half for the Panthers, who went to 5-0-1 in the West Bay Athletic League and 6-3-2 overall.

Lancers beat Live Oak

St. Francis defeated host Live Oak 3-0 in non-league play Jan. 16. Alexandria Reckas, Peyton Cassin and Annie Kingman notched goals for the Lancers. Katherine Bell, Emma Wangsness and Kingman earned assists.

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