The Mountain View High girls volleyball team improved to 3-0 with Thursday’s sweep of King’s Academy. The host Spartans prevailed 25-16, 25-15, 25-8.

“We played a very solid match with efficient hitting, minimizing errors and staying focused during the long rallies,” Mountain View coach Dave Winn said.

The coach added that “Millie Kopp was especially strong,” leading the Spartans in kills with 11, while “Lydia Weeks kept us in system on serve receive.” In addition, “Lyric Manson was a force at the net,” he said. Weeks compiled seven kills.

A day earlier, Mountain View beat visiting Castilleja 25-21, 20-25, 25-16, 25-23 behind 13 kills from Kopp. Manson added nine kills and Tessa Hunter had eight. Andisheh Turner contributed seven kills and a team-high 22 assists.

The Spartans are scheduled to open their SCVAL De Anza Division season 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Los Gatos.

Los Altos swept visiting Leland 25-23, 25-12, 25-19 Aug. 31, thanks in part to double-digits kills from Carolyn Dormady (12) and Kaitlyn Lee (10). Emma Symon added nine kills, while Kaitlyn Cuppett recorded a team-best 17 assists.

The win raised the Eagles’ record to 4-3.

Los Altos is scheduled to host Leigh at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. The Eagles open De Anza Division play next week, slated to visit Palo Alto at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Francis pulled out a five-set victory against Palo Alto Thursday, improving to 5-2. The host Lancers won 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-13.

Two days earlier, St. Francis cruised to a 25-5, 25-12, 25-14 home win over Homestead. Lauren Scheffler tallied seven kills to lead the Lancers and Sammy Franco recorded six.


Mountain View put up a fight before falling at Mitty 35-34 Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans (1-1) led with just under two minutes to play, only to see the Monarchs pull ahead on a long touchdown pass and ensuing extra point.

Entering this third week of the season, Los Altos has played only a quarter and a half of football.

The Eagles Aug. 27 opener at Independence was called six minutes into the second quarter due to poor air quality. With the teams unable to reschedule, Los Altos – which led 13-0 at the time – won by forfeit.

The Eagles were slated to play their home opener last Thursday, but that game was postponed because opponent San Lorenzo Valley was in COVID protocol, according to Los Altos coach Dave DeGeronimo. The non-league game has been moved to 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

Los Altos’ home opener will now be against rival Mountain View; that non-league contest is set for 7 p.m. Friday.

St. Francis, which routed Oak Grove 55-0 Friday in its season opener, faces a tough early test Friday when it hosts De La Salle at 7:30 p.m. in non-league play. The visiting Spartans are ranked No. 1 in Northern California and 14th nationally by MaxPreps.