Brittany Squaria scored early in the second half and goalkeeper Jasmine Cordova and the Menlo College defense made sure it stood up as the Lady Oaks topped Corban, 1-0, in a nonconference women's soccer match in Medord, Ore. on Friday.
"Jasmine played really well as did Nina Lee, Rielle Dopke, Kayla Cisneroz and Savannah Schmidt," Oaks coach Keith Lambert said. "It was a great all-around team effort, but I was specifically happy with the play of those back five."
The Lady Oaks meet Southern Oregon at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Squarcia's goal came on a 1-on-1 breakaway set up by Dopke from beyond midfield. Squarcia went far-post, just past the keeper.
Courtney Calicdan had 18 kills and 10 digs but Menlo College dropped the second of two Friday matches in the ASICS/Wyndham Classic at Irvine's Concordia College to No. 22 Vanguard, 25-17, 25-27, 25-9, 25-21.
Courtney Wong and Renn Isobe combined for 23 kills for the Lady Oaks (1-2), who play No. 19 The Master's College at 10 a.m. Saturday.
"Tonight we saw a lot of potential in our team and it's exciting to be playing tough against top 25 teams this early in the season," Menlo coach Atlee Hubbard said.
Westmont downed Menlo, 25-13, 25-19, 25-15, in the first match of the day as Calicdan had 15 kills while Jamie Nurenberg hit .471, with eight kills and no errors on 17 attacks.
Nathan Bachand had nine saves and the Menlo College defense staved off a constant attack from host UC Santa Cruz to earn a scoreless draw in a nonconference match Friday.
The Banana Slugs took 21 shot overall as the Oaks were limited to eight shots and one on goal.
David Beary had a shot kick off the post late in the second half, Menlo's best chance at scoring.
The Oaks (1-1-1) host Hope International on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m.