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Sports - September 16, 2011

Sports Shorts

OAKS' REPORT . . . Menlo College will put its 2-0 record on the line when it travels south to face Occidental College on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Oaks are coming of a 23-16 come-from-behind victory over Pacific University in Oregon last weekend. Menlo junior wide receiver Robert Adan played the role of catalyst as he had a game-high 134 receiving yards on seven catches, including two touchdowns. His second score early in the 4th quarter was the difference as it broke a 16-16 tie to give the Oaks the victory with 13:31 left in the game. Menlo had trailed 16-0 before quarterback Matt Pelesasa began hooking up with Adan in the second half. The first score was an eight-yard reception by Adan with 4:14 left in the third to make it 16-14. Menlo then tied the game with a safety, setting up Pelesasa's 23-yard scoring pass to Adan for the winning points. Pelesasa finished 21 of 37 for 220 yards with one interception . . . Reigning Cal Pac Player of the Week Stephenie Monderine had 14 kills and nine digs and recorded a .448 hitting percentage as the Menlo College women's volleyball team downed host Dominican, 25-23, 26-24, 25-21, in a nonconference match Wednesday night. Camille Miller added 12 kills as the Lady Oaks (4-7) won for the fourth time in five matches. Selina Bumb had 11 kills for Menlo, which hosts UC Santa Cruz on Friday at 7 p.m. and then opens conference play next week against visiting Simpson. Monderine had 44 kills, four assists and 31 digs for the Oaks during the William Jessup Invitational, which resulted in a 3-1 record over the weekend, snapping a six-match losing streak to open the season . . . Menlo (0-5) fell behind early and could never regain any momentum, losing to visiting Vanguard, 5-0, in a nonconference women's soccer match on Wednesday.

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