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Publication Date: Friday, February 04, 2005

Sports Wrap Sports Wrap (February 04, 2005)

Lancers split recent games

Continuing its trend of alternating wins and losses in the tough West Catholic Athletic League, the St. Francis girls basketball team followed a blowout loss to Mitty with a 14-point win over Sacred Heart Prep.

The visiting Lancers managed only three first-quarter points against co-league leader Mitty on Jan. 25 and fell 74-44. Junior center Rebecca Tratter led St. Francis with 13 points.

Three nights later, the Lancers avenged an earlier 12-point loss by defeating Sacred Heart Prep at home, 53-39. Tratter scored a game-high 16 points, and junior guard Cynthia Curley added 11 points.

St. Francis (13-7 overall, 4-5 league) hosts St. Ignatius on Feb. 5.

St. Francis rises to the occasion

With the WCAL playoffs right around the corner, the St. Francis boys soccer team seems to be peaking at the right time.

The Lancers tied Mitty, a Central Coast Section heavyweight, 1-1 on Jan. 25. The draw against the Monarchs came after recent home losses to Valley Christian and St. Ignatius.

St. Francis bounced back with a 3-0 thrashing of Riordan on Jan. 29, the Lancers' first win in more than two weeks.

St. Francis (7-5-6 overall, 4-4-5 league) begins play in the WCAL Tournament with a first-round match on Feb. 5. Its opponent has not yet been determined.

MV beats LA in girls soccer

After both teams opened the week with shutout victories, Mountain View and Los Altos faced each other in a girls soccer showdown on Jan. 28. The Spartans took the match, 3-0.

The Spartans, who defeated host Gunn 2-0 on Jan. 26, used two second-half goals from co-captain Jane Doolittle to upend the visiting Eagles.

Los Altos, which notched a 4-0 victory over Homestead at home two days earlier, had no answer for the Spartans' attack in this De Anza Division contest.

Mountain View (6-6-4 overall, 4-2-4 league) rests this weekend and concludes its regular season at home against Palo Alto on Feb. 9. Los Altos (2-9-6 overall, 2-5-2 league) visits Saratoga on Feb. 4 and wraps up its league season at home against Los Gatos on Feb. 9.

College scholarships awarded

Four St. Francis student-athletes planned to sign National Letters of Intent as the Voice went to press on Wednesday.

Three soccer players from the WCAL-leading team will receive scholarships. Defenders Molly Scott and Dani Contro will play at UC Davis, and forward Liz Behlen is taking a spot at San Jose State University.

Katie Quaglia will play field hockey at Boston College next year.
-- Scott Campbell

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