Freshman midfielder Ryan Onizuka, from nearby Foster City, scored twice for Menlo, but host UC Santa Cruz had a player to match his output as the Oaks' men's soccer team played to a 2-2 draw with the Banana Slugs in a nonconference match Monday.
Menlo (3-1-2) travels to Riverside to take on host La Sierra in another nonconference match Friday, at 2 p.m.
Onizuka provided the only scoring of the first half against the Banana Slugs, giving Menlo a 1-0 lead about seven minutes before the intermission. Senior forward Andrew Cota recorded the assist.
The Oaks held an 8-1 advantage in shots at halftime, and outshot UC Santa Cruz, 16-9, for the match.
With Menlo junior goalkeeper Martin De La Torres and his defenders in front of him playing so well, it looked as though the one goal was going to decide it.
UC Santa Cruz's Daniel Tirosh had something else in mind and was in position to collect a deflection off a De La Torre stop five feet away with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation.
Onizuka struck again with 3:15 remaining in regulation, getting an assist from junior midfielder Sean Kane, using his left foot to guide the ball into the net from six yards out.
Tirosh took advantage of a swarm of players in the box to tap in the tying goal less than a minute later.
De La Torre saved a goal in the first overtime, and Banana Slugs' goalkeeper Nate Levinson recorded one of his six saves in the second overtime.
Onizuka moved into a tie with Cota for the team lead in goals, each with three. Cota remains the Oaks' leading scorer with nine points (3 goals, 3 assists).