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Prep report: Paly girls win second straight soccer match

 
Cameron Boom scored the tying goal for Menlo School. Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics.

Emily Tomz scored twice and the Palo Alto girls soccer team downed host Menlo-Atherton, 3-0, on Wednesday in a rematch of last year's Central Coast Section Open Division quarterfinals.

The Vikings (2-0) are picking up right where they left off last year, when they outscored opponents by a 56-4 margin. Paly, with a goal differential of 5-1 after two games, hosts St. Francis at 4 p.m. Monday.

Isabella Bonomi also scored for the Vikings while Venus Sandoval and Alley Scheve each added an assist. Goalkeepers Clara Luehrs and Kaitlyn Hanay shared three saves.

Brianna Sandoval recorded seven saves for the Bears (0-1), who host San Benito at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

In another nonleague game, host Menlo School played Urban to a 1-1 tie. Cameron Boom, fresh off an appearance at the state cross country meet, scored the tying goal just before halftime with an assist from track and field star Electa Narasin.

The Knights (0-1-1) meet defending CCS Open Division champion Mountain View in the Fremont tournament at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

Sacred Heart Prep opened its season with a 1-0 loss to host Sequoia (3-0). The Gators play St. Francis at the Fremont tournament Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

Marc Velten-Lomelin converted a penalty kick in the 75th minute and Menlo School played to a 2-2 tie with host Terra Nova on Wednesday in the season opener.

Billy Hamilton also scored for the Knights, with an assist from Max Colowick.

Gunn earned a 4-3 victory over host Half Moon Bay

Boys basketball

Eric DeBrine scored 19 points but Sacred Heart Prep dropped a 59-48 decision to Half Moon Bay in the opening round of the Crusader Classic at Riordan on Wednesday. The Gators meet El Camino at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Riordan.

Eastside College Prep (2-0) topped host Nueva, 43-30, in a nonleague game Wednesday.

Girls basketball

Sacred Heart Prep opened its season with a 62-26 victory over host San Lorenzo Valley on Tuesday.

Grace Battles scored 19 points and Megan Norris added nine for the Gators, who host Cupertino at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Castilleja (1-1) lost to Silver Creek, 54-28, in the semifinals of the Fremont tournament on Wednesday and will meet Carlmont for third place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Samantha Wong scored 17 points for the Gators, including hitting four 3-pointers.

Gunn (0-1) lost its first round game at the Mills tournament, 60-35, to Lincoln-San Francisco and will play Homestead at Gunn on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Pinewood opened the La Jolla Country Day tournament with a 52-41 victory over Mission Hills. The Panthers meet Lakewood (Colorado) on Thursday night.

Hannah Jump had 23 points to lead the Panthers while Karla Astrom added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Boys lacrosse

Menlo School has named Blake Kim as head coach of the boys' lacrosse team, and he will take over the reins for the 2018 season.

Kim brings more than 30 years of lacrosse experience - as a player and coach to Menlo. He served as head coach for two seasons at Sacred Heart Prep, and directed the Gators to a 29-9 record in 2011 and 2012 before leaving to focus on his full-time job at a lacrosse manufacturing company in Santa Cruz County.

In 2011, he was named the U.S. Lacrosse High School Coach of the Year for Northern California. He has been coaching with Firehawks Lacrosse in various capacities - as a head coach or assistant coach - since 2010. His international experience spans from his playing days to the present. He was a member of the Korean National Lacrosse team at the World Championships in 2002, and has a coached at numerous camps and clinics worldwide.

Kim was inducted into the University at Albany (New York) Athletic Hall of Fame where he was a team captain as a senior. Kim holds his bachelors in Biological Sciences from University of Albany and his masters in Medical and Science Illustration from Johns Hopkins.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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