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Vikings win against rough Saratoga, 4-0

Vikings win against rough Saratoga, 4-0

Alex Murray, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto High School boys’ varsity soccer team won against Saratoga 4-0, despite the aggressive and physical play of the visitors Wednesday night. The Vikings started the first half on the front foot, with forward Dami Bolarinwa (‘16) turning and crossing to his incoming strike partner Fernando...

Srinivasan (’16) nets Vikings’ only goal, boys’ soccer ties Los Altos

Srinivasan (’16) nets Vikings’ only goal, boys’ soccer ties Los Altos

Maddie Kinnaman and Olivia Scola
January 29
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Palo Alto Vikings' boys’ soccer team tied 1-1 against the the Los Altos Eagles on Wednesday, January 29 in a closely matched game. The fast paced first half began with the Vikings and the Eagles playing to each other's strengths. The Vikings' forceful defense kept the Eagles at bay for the firs...

Boys’ soccer loses 2-0 against Los Gatos

Boys’ soccer loses 2-0 against Los Gatos

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

After attempting to come back from a loss, boys’ soccer fell to Los Gatos 2-0. “All games have been the same,” Dami Bolarinwa (‘16) said. “We’ve been able to move the ball, we just can’t finish in the third. We have to learn how to shoot outside the box, and get comfortable with that wit...

Boys’ soccer falls to Mountain View 3-2

Boys’ soccer falls to Mountain View 3-2

Alex Murray and Clara Harrington
January 21
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys' soccer faced a loss against Mountain View on Friday after a previous victory one week prior. The game begun with a close match between Paly and Mountain View. Dami Bolarinwa (‘16) became injured after going for a header, but quickly recovered and went back into the game. Cina Vazir (‘14) ...

Boys’ soccer ties Santa Clara, 0-0

Boys’ soccer ties Santa Clara, 0-0

Alex Murray, Staff Writer
January 10
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories

In a game with many chances for them to score, the Vikings were unable to put away any of them and get the win. The Vikings started the game well with captains Cina Vazir (‘14) and Wesley Woo (‘15) dominating the ball. “We were playing well in the first half,” Assistant Coach Amir Malekpour said. ...

Boys’ soccer ties close match with Trojans, 1-1

Boys’ soccer ties close match with Trojans, 1-1

Clara Harrington, Staff Writer
December 10
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Boys’ soccer tied Milpitas High School 1-1 in its third game of the season.  “We came back one down, which shows the character of the guys,” assistant coach Amir Malekpour ('13) said. “We kept hustling and didn’t back down with a one goal deficit, and we just got the goal back.” The ...

Girls’ soccer records first win of the season, 2-0

Girls’ soccer records first win of the season, 2-0

Julia Saul, Design Editor
December 7
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

On a chilly Saturday afternoon, the Vikings had their first win of the season against the San Benito ‘Balers, 2-0. “Our first half was really strong and we got chances and we finished them,” captain Megan Tall (‘14) said. “We definitely let ourselves go in the second half and are really d...

Boys’ soccer falls to Alisal in CCS Quarterfinals

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Soccer - Boys

In its second game in the Central Coast Section tournament, the Palo Alto High School boys' soccer team fell to the first place seed, the Alisal Trojans. Although the Vikings defeated the Trojans in a preseason tournament championship game in December, they could not hold back Alisal today. Eight...

Boys’ soccer beat Fremont 1-0

Ami Drez, Staff Witer
February 4
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Winter Sports

In a close match, Paly boys' varsity soccer defeated Fremont, 1-0 on Friday at home. In the first few minutes, Paly came out on a dominant note, maintaining possession. Cina Vacir ('14) moved down the field, passed the ball over to Preston Kuppe ('15) who faked out his defenders and the goalie scoring the...

Boys’ soccer stomps crosstown rival 2-0

Boys’ soccer stomps crosstown rival 2-0

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Soccer - Boys, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Vikings' boys' soccer team took on the cross-town rival Gunn Titans at home, on Wednesday afternoon. The team took initiative and kept the ball on the right side of the field. Forward Gen Murphy ('13) set the team on a roll by netting the first goal, assisted by center midfielder Kirby Gee ('13). The...

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