Carlmont Boys Win PAL Bay Division Soccer Title

Woodside girls soccer, Burlingame boys basketball also claim outright titles; Woodside and Burlingame share girls' basketball crown.


Carlmont High boys' soccer coach Jodi Beloff knew all her team needed was to take care of business in the final week of the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division schedule to win the title.

It was easier said than done, though the Scots accomplished their goal following a 1-0 victory over Woodside on Wednesday that clinched the league title.

There wasn't much margin for error, as Sequoia High also won Wednesday and finished in second place, two points behind Carlmont.

A pair of seniors led the way for the Scots, with Ross Goffigon scoring the game's only goal in the second half with an assist from Mitchell Jang.

Carlmont (11-2-1 in league, 15-3-2 overall) advances to the Central Coast Section tournament. The seeding meeting will be held on Saturday to determine the draws for all three divisions of both boys and girls participants.

Sequoia, San Mateo, Menlo-Atherton and Burlingame will also likely be seeded into the postseason tournament, which begins play Tuesday at sites and times to be determined.

Carlmont looks to improve on last year, when it lost in the first round of the CCS tournament.

The Woodside girls soccer team, meanwhile, still has a game remaining to play, though the Wildcats clinched the PAL Bay Division title after beating Carlmont, 2-1, on Tuesday.

Woodside (12-0-1 in league, 17-0-2 overall) plays at Menlo-Atherton on Thursday at 4 p.m. while Carlmont (9-3-1, 13-4-2) visits Terra Nova at 4 p.m.

Both schools should do very well in the upcoming CCS tournament.

Lauren Holland recorded a goal and an assist for the Wildcats. Gianna Rosati also scored and Jillienne Aguilera had an assist.

Junior Melissa Wood scored for the Scots, with an assist from freshman Kayla Fong.

Carlmont reached the semifinals of the CCS Division I tournament last year.

PAL South Division Basketball

Both the boys and girls basketball teams at Burlingame benefitted from having veteran coaches return to the sidelines.

Pete Harames led the Panther boys to an undefeated league season, with their 61-46 victory over Wooside the exclamation point.

Connor Haupt scored 17 points to lead Burlingame (12-0, 17-7), while Tyler Paratte and Nick Loew each added 16 points.

Aragon (10-2, 19-5) finished second, while Mills, Menlo-Atherton and Sequoia tied for third.

Harames has been coaching sports for more than 20 years, a majority of the time at Capuchino, where he coached football, basketball and baseball at various times.

Bill Lepeltak helped the Panther girls clinch a co-championship with their 50-42 victory over Woodside, which entered the contest unbeaten in league play.

Dana Micheals and Lauren Rally each scored 16 points to lead Burlingame (11-1, 22-2). Nina Newman added 10 points.

Woodside's Madison Michelis scored 15 points and Tiianna Williams added 11 points. The Wildcats (11-1, 19-4) could get one more chance at the Panthers if both teams win their first two games in the Peninsula Athletic League tournament that gets underway on Thursday.

Lepeltak was a successful basketball coach at Terra Nova and has also coached softball in Pacifica for a number of years.

The CCS basketball seeding meeting will be held Sunday and involves six divisions.

The PAL tournament, which also involves the top four schools from the North Division, continues through Saturday.

PAL Basketball Tournament


Boys: Sequoia at El Camino, 7 p.m.; Half Moon Bay at Aragon, 7 p.m.; Menlo-Atherton at Westmoor, 7:30 p.m.; Terra Nova at Burlingame, 7:30 p.m.

Girls: San Mateo at Westmoor, 6 p.m.; Half Moon Bay at Woodside, 7 p.m.; Mills at South San Francisco, 7 p.m.; El Camino at Burlingame, 6 p.m .

Friday (all games at Sequoia High)

Boys: MA-Westmoor winner vs. TN-Burlingame winner, 4:30 p.m.; Sequoia-EC winner vs. HMB-Aragon winner, 7:30 p.m.

Girls: SM-Westmoor winner vs. HMB-Woodside winner, 3 p.m.; Mills-SSF winner vs. EC-Burlingame winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday (all games at Sequoia High)

Girls: PAL Championship game, 6 p.m.

Boys: PAL Championship game, 7:30 p.m.

Who will win the PAL basketball titles? Let us know what you think in the comments.


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