Monderine leads Menlo College to fourth volleyball win in five matches


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.

Menlo 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.

The junior outside hitter ranks second in the Cal Pac with 2.89 kills per set and third with 3.35 points per set.

Menlo scored the final four points of the second set ti erase a 24-22 deficit and grab the momentum. Monderine and Miller each recorded a kill to tie the match. After a Penguins' hitting error, Monderine completed the comeback with a kill.

Freshman outside hitter Courtney Calicdan, second in the Cal Pac with 3.48 points per set and third with 2.85 kills per set, missed the contest due to injury.

Setter Jessica Atthowe had 23 assists and 11 digs, while Amanda Sutter added 11 digs. Menlo held the Penguins to a .158 hitting percentage, while recording a .293 hitting percentage.

Women's soccer

Menlo fell behind early and could never regain any momentum, losing to visiting Vanguard, 5-0, in a nonconference game Wednesday.

The Oaks (0-5) managed two shots on goal, by Steffany Dudley and Elani Vargas. Alexia Martinez recorded 10 saves in the net in the second half after Arielle Peraza had three in the first half.

Menlo, outscored 15-2 on the season, looks to reverse that trend when Bellevue University visits Friday for an 11 a.m. contest.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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