Schader helps Menlo College women gain a tie in soccer

Oaks football take on Chapman in home opener on Saturday

Senior forward Kellie Detweiler scored early in the second half as the Menlo College women's soccer team rallied to tie visiting Academy of Art, 1-1, in a nonconference match on Thursday.

Junior goalkeeper Natalie Schader recorded 13 saves, helping to keep the contest close as the Urban Knights outshot Menlo, 30-13, including a 14-4 advantage in shots on goal.

The Oaks (0-1-1) travel to Sacramento State on Sunday in a nonconference meeting.

Men's soccer

Sacred Heart Prep grad Alex Vukic scored with less than five minutes remaining in regulation to tie the game but Menlo eventually dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to visiting Academy of Art on Thursday.

Hugo Conchas also scored for the Oaks (0-3-1), who have lost three straight since opeing the season with a tie against UC Santa Cruz.

Menlo travels to Oregon Tech for a nonconference on Saturday.


Menlo, coming off a dramatic road victory at Occidental last weekend, hosts Chapman on Saturday at noon.

Payton Bell is the reigning NAIA Independent Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 189 yards against the Tigers.

Women's volleyball

Menlo is in Rocklin for the William Jessup Warrior Classic this weekend in search of its first win of the season.

Sophomore Stephenie Monderine has 55 kills to lead the Oaks (0-6), who meet Vanguard and Southwestern on Friday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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