Sophomore Jocelyn Aguilar scored a goal for the Menlo College women's soccer team on Monday, but that was all the offense the Lady Oaks could muster in a 2-1 loss in double overtime to visiting Hoper International in a nonconference contest.
Less than a minute into the second half, Aguilar successfully converted a penalty kick to put Menlo ahead.
The Royals tied the match with less than 20 minutes remaining to play and then nailed the game winner with 29 seconds remaining in the second overtime.
"It was very disappointing to lose, but I think as a group we take a lot of positives away from the game," Menlo coach Keith Lambert said. "We were organized defensively, and with the exception of their two goals Hope was unable to generate a lot of attack."
Menlo's game with St. Martin's College on Sept. 12 has been canceled. The Lady Oaks host Mills College on Sept. 17.
Menlo outshot Hope International by a 10-8 margin, including a 6-3 advantage in shots on goal. Aguilar led the Lady Oaks with four shots.
"We played a majority of the game in our attacking half and it was not until fitness became a factor that the game started to open up," Lambert said. "I give credit to Hope for making the most of their opportunities and pulling out the win on the road."
Menlo hosts Holy Names on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in search of its first win of the season.
The Oaks dropped a 1-0 decision to DeAnza College last week in a scrimmage. Andrew Cota led the team with six shots, including two on goal. Armando Medina made three saves as Menlo's defense limited the Dons to a total of six shots.
Menlo looks to continue its success at home on Friday, when it hosts the Menlo College Tournament.
The Oaks (2-1) won two of three matches at the Southern Oregon Invitational last weekend in Ashland. Nicole Yap had 47 kills and Courtney Calicdan added 41 for the Lady Oaks. Renn Isobe recorded 53 digs.
Menlo opens its tournament at 10:30 a.m. against Vanguard and hosts The Master's College later in the day at 8:30 p.m.
Menlo looks to rebound from its season opening loss to Carroll College when it travels to Mesa State College for a 7 p.m. start on Saturday.
The lone Oaks' bright spot in a 51-7 loss was sophomore running back Brandon Bell, who rushed for 71 yards and scored the only touchdown.
Menlo opens its season on Saturday at the Crystal Springs Invitational in Belmont at 10 a.m.