Facing the defending CCS Div. II champions, the Menlo School volleyball team took St. Francis to a fifth game before falling 3-2 in Mountain View on Thursday.
St. Francis edged Menlo 25-20, 21-25, 25-14, 19-25, 15-12 in the non-league match.
“We fought hard and made great efforts tonight.,” Knights coach Atlee Hubbard said. “We still need to smooth out a few things in our game, but overall a really nice match from us this early in the season.”
Senior Emma Thygesen had a team-high 18 kills and collected 13 digs, three blocks while posting a .288 hitting percentage. The Knights, coming off a 3-0 win over Aragon the night before, got 11 kills and 16 digs from junior Maddie Huber, who finished with a .250 hitting percentage.
Junior libero Melissa Cairo added 18 digs to Menlo’s team total of 70 digs. Blocking was a big plus as junior Morgan Dressel contributed eight of the team’s 15 blocks.