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October 14, 2005

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Sports Wrap Sports Wrap (October 14, 2005)


Eagles football still in the zone

Los Altos continued its red-hot streak, thumping visiting Monta Vista 40-7 at Foothill College on Oct. 7 to win its fourth consecutive football game and maintain a share of first place in the El Camino Division.

The Eagles (4-1, 2-0 El Camino) ran off 28 first-quarter points and posted 193 rushing yards to stun the Vikings. Junior linebacker Kellen McColl returned two interceptions for touchdowns, a 75-yarder and a 28-yarder.

After notching at least 40 points in its past two contests, Los Altos will face a much stiffer test when it visits De Anza division contender Palo Alto on Oct. 14.

Spartans volleyball stifled after hot start

After a 3-0 start to its De Anza Division season, Mountain View's girls volleyball team dropped its third consecutive league game. The Spartans' 25-18, 21-25, 25-27, 18-25 loss to visiting Gunn on Oct. 10 came on the heels of defeats to Los Altos and Los Gatos. With half of its league season complete, Mountain View (20-7 overall) has a De Anza record of 3-3.

Lancers football cruises to sixth straight victory

With a 35-7 romp over Mitty on Oct. 7, St. Francis' football team ran its record to a perfect 6-0. In winning their second straight WCAL contest, the Lancers turned to their defense, which held the host Monarchs scoreless until the fourth quarter. Senior running back Desmond Howard posted two touchdowns to set the tone for the St. Francis offense.

Interested in coaching hoops?

Los Altos is in need of a varsity boys basketball coach. With the season fast approaching, the Eagles are interested in quickly finding the right candidate. Contact Los Altos athletic director Monica Lodge at (650) 960-8857 or monica.lodge@mvla.net.

Sports Shorts

Mountain View's football team suffered a blowout loss to De Anza Division-favorite Los Gatos, 41-0, on Oct. 7. The Spartans fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the upper division. ... Behind a goal from junior Shri Vyas, the Los Altos field hockey team defeated St. Ignatius 1-0 to win the Los Altos Varsity Tournament on Oct. 8. ... Mountain View's boys and girls cross country teams both won the Saratoga Invitational on Oct. 8, led by junior Robbie Reid and sophomore Tania Morimoto's third-place finishes.


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