Prep report: Priory's Gray pretty fast on the soccer field

Gunn's Natalie Hill (25) and Lily Jose (2) react to a clearing kick against Aragon.

Priory's Anysa Gray runs a pretty good race on the track. She may be even better running around the soccer field.

Gray scored all five goals in Priory's 5-2 victory over Alvarez on Saturday at Fremont High as part of the Firebird Classic.

Gray, whose twin sister Amaya also plays but was sick over the weekend, had ice on her right ankle after the game but was all smiles.

"She's a soccer player who runs track," Priory coach Henry Arredondo said. "She's just got great athletic skill."

This is nothing new for Gray, who scored all four goals in a 4-0 victory over Monta Vista earlier this season. She has 16 on the season, two coming against defending Central Coast Section Open Division champion Mountain View, which allowed 10 all of last year and never more than one in any game.

Priory (3-3) has already won more than it has in the past two years. The Panthers are playing in the Foothill Division this season, a step up.

Assisting on Gray's goals were Emily Stranger, Emily Petersdorf, Kensy Ponterio and Brooke Allison.

Priory has a nonleague match at Mercy-Burlingame on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.

Gunn (0-1-3) dropped a tough 2-1 decision to Aragon at Fremont on Saturday. The Titans created several scoring opportunities and just came up short.

Vivian Becker assisted on Stedman's goal for Gunn, which plays at Mountain View at 3:15 p.m. Monday.

St. Francis (3-2) beat Menlo-Atherton, 1-0, in another tournament contest. Isabella Schou scored with an assist from Emma Blackburn.

The Bears (3-2, 1-0) continue PAL Bay Division play with a home game against Burlingame at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

After three consecutive 1-0 losses, Sacred Heart Prep found the win column Saturday at the Firebird Classic, beating San Benito 3-2. SHP (1-3) hosts Gunn at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

In a nonleague game, Palo Alto dropped a 1-0 decision to host Mitty on Saturday. Vikings' goalies Clara Luehrs and Kaitlin Hanay combined for 10 saves.

The Monarchs host Menlo at 5 p.m. Monday at Kelly Park in San Jose.

Paly (3-1) hosts Notre Dame-Belmont in a nonleague game Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

Leyton Ho and Paul Thie each scored goals and Palo Alto beat Lincoln, 2-0, at the Homestead Christmas Cup tournament.

Ho's first-half goal was assisted by Marcus Ama and Thie's second-goal was assisted by Angel Antunez.

The Vikings (4-1) host Sequoia (2-1-1) at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

In another contest, Sacred Heart Prep fell to Mountain View, 4-1, with Ryan Lee scoring on a penalty kick. The Gators (2-1) host Sacred Heart Cathedral at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Menlo-Atherton (0-5) dropped a 1-0 decision to Alvarez on Saturday. The Bears will try to right the ship against host Sequoia at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Girls basketball

Paige Uyehara scored 10 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and St. Francis (6-0) rallied past Menlo-Atherton, 42-38, as part of the Elite Showcase at Laney College on Saturday.

The Bears (1-4) host Silver Creek at 6 p.m. Wednesday in their home opener.

Greer Hoyem led M-A with 17 points. Carly McLanahan scored all seven of her points in the second quarter as the Bears carved a 26-19 first-half advantage.

Menlo School beat visiting Fremont-Oakland, 68-21, Saturday, scoring more points in the first quarter (28) than the Tigers scored in the game.

The Knights (5-0) outscored Fremont 28-0 in the first quarter and led 39-2 at halftime.

Mohani Gupta was named Player of the Game after scoring 11 points for Menlo, which takes the next two weeks off for finals. The Knights host Design Tech at 6 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Mallory North scored 18 points, Ally Stuart added 14 and Erin Dunn had 11. North made six of the Knights' 11 3-pointers.

Carly Leong, the lone senior, scored 31 points on 11-of-22 shooting (9-of-16 from 3-point range) and grabbed six rebounds to help Palo Alto beat Lincoln, 59-36, in a nonleague game Saturday at Leland High.

Freshman Annika Shah added 14 points and Ellie Jefferies had seven points, matched Leong with a team-high six rebounds, matched freshman Carly Martin with a team-best four assists and also recorded four steals.

The Vikings (1-2) host Evergreen Valley (2-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sacred Heart Prep beat Hillsdale, 53-30, to win The King's Academy on Saturday. Grace Battles scored 17 points to lead the Gators (5-0), who play at Presentation (3-0) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Castilleja beat Del Mar, 58-45, also at the TKA tourney. The Gators (3-5) are off until after Christmas.

Marin Catholic (5-1) beat Priory (1-4), 37-32, as part of the Elite Showcase. The Panthers host Hillsdale at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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