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Weekend wrap: Steffen throws three TD passes in Mountain View victory

Castilleja volleyball beats Harker; SHP girls finish 4-1 at Arroyo Grande

Jackson Steffen threw three touchdown passes in Mountain View's win over Santa Clara. Photo taken Sept. 10, 2021 by Rick Eymer.

Jackson Steffen threw three touchdown passes and Leo Navarro rushed for 103 yards in helping Mountain View beat visiting Santa Clara 21-14 in a SCVAL De Anza Division contest Friday night.

The Spartans (5-2, 2-1), winners of four of their past five games, look to keep things going when they play at Homestead on Friday, with a 7 p.m. scheduled kickoff.

Steffen, who completed nine of his 11 passes for 110 yards, threw scoring tosses to Chris Barmore, Joe Brown and Drake Wilkening.

Navarro, in his third game from injury, carried the ball 14 times, averaging 7.4 yards a carry. Steffen picked up another 95 yards while Dillon Daniels and Min Kant added a combined 61 yards for a team total of 259.

Navarro also caught three passes for another 37 yards as the Spartans collected 369 yards of total offense. Diego Buntz made all three of his PATs and is 28 for 31 on the season.

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Navarro, who has appeared in five games this season, recorded his third 100-plus game and has 534 yards on the season.

PAL Lake Division

Ben Shepard threw for 121 yards, which includes a 65-yard touchdown pass to junior Anthony Colocho, in Woodside's 18-10 victory over El Camino on Friday night.

Andrew Nordgren and Nick Jeong each scored a rushing touchdown.

Colocho, who caught three passes for 91 yards, was also in on nine tackles. Maceo Latimer led the Wildcats with 10 tackles. He also intercepted a pass. Jakob Jackson also had nine tackles, one for a loss.

Ben Giovannetti recorded a sack, Oliver Lyssand also had an interception, and Dylan Grimm recovered a fumble.

Woodside (2-4, 1-1) has a bye this weekend and hosts Mills on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

In a non-league game, Sequoia fell to host Scotts Valley, 35-0. Sequoia (2-4, 1-0) hosts San Mateo at 7 p.m. Friday.

Girls volleyball

Claire Sun was a factor in Castilleja's win over Harker. Photo taken Sept. 1, 2021 by Rick Eymer.

Evielina Pasmooij and Claire Sun accounted for nine kills, five aces, three blocks, nine digs and 26 assists in Castilleja's 25-16, 25-15, 25-17 road victory over Harker on Saturday.

Jordan Amos-Grosser, Miraya Rehman and Hadley Nunn combined for 15 kills, 16 digs, and six aces as the Gators (19-4) won their 10th straight match.

Castilleja plays at Gunn on Wednesday night.

Girls water polo

Paedrin Gillett helped the Gators finish 4-1 at the Arroyo Grande Fall Classic. Photo taken Sept. 8, 2021 by Rick Eymer.

Sacred Heart Prep won four of its five games over the weekend at the Arroyo Grande Fall Classic, sustaining its first loss of the season on Friday.

The Gators were shut out in the first half of their 6-4 loss to Davis and fell behind 4-0 before mounting a comeback. Ashley Penner scored with two minutes remaining to play to make it a one-goal deficit but the Blue Devils held on.

Sacred Heart Prep outshot Davis 24-18, including 14-12 on goal. Davis goalkeeper Maddie Walker recorded a save percentage of .778 in stopping 14 shots.

Sacred Heart Prep (17-1) came back to beat Campolindo 14-11 and Leland 11-9 on Saturday.

The Gators came from behind in both matches. Camplindo scored the first three goals of the game. SHP took the lead for good midway through the third quarter when Penner and Brienz Lang scored consecutive goals to make it 9-7.

SHP scored the first three goals of the second half to snap a 5-5 tie and take control of the contest. Lang, freshman Megan Newby and senior Ella Woodhead each scored three goals.

Sacred Heart Prep returns to WCAL play with a game at home against Presentation on Wednesday.

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Weekend wrap: Steffen throws three TD passes in Mountain View victory

Castilleja volleyball beats Harker; SHP girls finish 4-1 at Arroyo Grande

Uploaded: Mon, Oct 11, 2021, 11:38 am

Jackson Steffen threw three touchdown passes and Leo Navarro rushed for 103 yards in helping Mountain View beat visiting Santa Clara 21-14 in a SCVAL De Anza Division contest Friday night.

The Spartans (5-2, 2-1), winners of four of their past five games, look to keep things going when they play at Homestead on Friday, with a 7 p.m. scheduled kickoff.

Steffen, who completed nine of his 11 passes for 110 yards, threw scoring tosses to Chris Barmore, Joe Brown and Drake Wilkening.

Navarro, in his third game from injury, carried the ball 14 times, averaging 7.4 yards a carry. Steffen picked up another 95 yards while Dillon Daniels and Min Kant added a combined 61 yards for a team total of 259.

Navarro also caught three passes for another 37 yards as the Spartans collected 369 yards of total offense. Diego Buntz made all three of his PATs and is 28 for 31 on the season.

Navarro, who has appeared in five games this season, recorded his third 100-plus game and has 534 yards on the season.

PAL Lake Division

Ben Shepard threw for 121 yards, which includes a 65-yard touchdown pass to junior Anthony Colocho, in Woodside's 18-10 victory over El Camino on Friday night.

Andrew Nordgren and Nick Jeong each scored a rushing touchdown.

Colocho, who caught three passes for 91 yards, was also in on nine tackles. Maceo Latimer led the Wildcats with 10 tackles. He also intercepted a pass. Jakob Jackson also had nine tackles, one for a loss.

Ben Giovannetti recorded a sack, Oliver Lyssand also had an interception, and Dylan Grimm recovered a fumble.

Woodside (2-4, 1-1) has a bye this weekend and hosts Mills on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

In a non-league game, Sequoia fell to host Scotts Valley, 35-0. Sequoia (2-4, 1-0) hosts San Mateo at 7 p.m. Friday.

Girls volleyball

Evielina Pasmooij and Claire Sun accounted for nine kills, five aces, three blocks, nine digs and 26 assists in Castilleja's 25-16, 25-15, 25-17 road victory over Harker on Saturday.

Jordan Amos-Grosser, Miraya Rehman and Hadley Nunn combined for 15 kills, 16 digs, and six aces as the Gators (19-4) won their 10th straight match.

Castilleja plays at Gunn on Wednesday night.

Girls water polo

Sacred Heart Prep won four of its five games over the weekend at the Arroyo Grande Fall Classic, sustaining its first loss of the season on Friday.

The Gators were shut out in the first half of their 6-4 loss to Davis and fell behind 4-0 before mounting a comeback. Ashley Penner scored with two minutes remaining to play to make it a one-goal deficit but the Blue Devils held on.

Sacred Heart Prep outshot Davis 24-18, including 14-12 on goal. Davis goalkeeper Maddie Walker recorded a save percentage of .778 in stopping 14 shots.

Sacred Heart Prep (17-1) came back to beat Campolindo 14-11 and Leland 11-9 on Saturday.

The Gators came from behind in both matches. Camplindo scored the first three goals of the game. SHP took the lead for good midway through the third quarter when Penner and Brienz Lang scored consecutive goals to make it 9-7.

SHP scored the first three goals of the second half to snap a 5-5 tie and take control of the contest. Lang, freshman Megan Newby and senior Ella Woodhead each scored three goals.

Sacred Heart Prep returns to WCAL play with a game at home against Presentation on Wednesday.

Rick Eymer

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