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Menlo Staying On Top Of League

Keeping its perch atop the league, Menlo School defeated host Castilleja 3-0 in a West Bay Athletic League-Foothill match Tuesday.

The Knights move to 9-1-0 in WBAL play for 27 points with two games remaining. Woodside Priory, a 1-0 winner over Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday and a 5-0 winner over Mercy on Tuesday, holds an 8-2-0 record (24) and SHP is at 6-2-1 at 19 entering Tuesday's match.

Sophomore Chandler Wickers opened the scoring when her 22-yard shot deflected off a defender's foot and went into the goal at 23 minutes.

Menlo kept the pressure on and put the game out of reach with two second-half goals. Sophomore Jaye Boissiere got to the endline and softly chipped the goalkeeper from 10 yards placing the ball onto senior Sophie Sheeline's foot, and she volleyed in the ball from close range at 18 minutes.

Sophomore Lindsay Karle's well-placed 18 yard full volley shot found the far corner of the goal at 31 minutes.

Menlo outshot Castilleja 16-6. Menlo's defense of senior Shannon Lacy, junior Hannah Rubin, sophomore Sienna Stritter, freshman Alexandra Walker were rock solid throughout the match and limited Castilleja's attack.

Juniors Julia Dressel and Kelly McConnell – who had two saves each - earned their seventh consecutive shutout.

Menlo (11-4-2) plays Mercy-Burlingame at home Thursday. Castilleja falls to 2-5-2.

West Bay Athletic League-Foothill

Team 1 2 Tot. Menlo 1 2 3 Castilleja 0 0 0

Scoring – M: Wickers, Sheeline (Boissiere), Karle

 

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