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Pelesasa helps Menlo beat weather, Warriors

 

Matt Pelesasa had experience with poor weather conditions and it came in handy for the Menlo College football team Saturday.

Pelesasa threw for a pair of touchdowns within a two minute span of the second quarter, providing all the offense the Oaks would need in a 13-0 victory over host Webber International in Lake Wales, Fla.

As a quarterback at College of San Mateo, Pelesasa faced the driving rain and wind in a Bulldogs' loss.

"It might have been a little worse then," Pelesasa said. "But at least I was able to get some revenge on the weather."

Webber International outgained Menlo, 244-61, i the nonconference battle but the Oaks stepped up big when they needed a stop.

Pelesasa found Daniel Stevenson for a 9-yard touchdown, giving Menlo a 6-0 lead with 3:43 left in the first half.

Oaks senior Steven Lopes ended the Warriors' next drive with an interception, returning it to the Webber 8-yard line with just over a minute left in the half. Pelesasa hooked up with Robert Adan on the next play to give Menlo its 13-0 edge.

Adan recorded his ninth touchdown reception of the season. Pelesasa was 7-of-16 for 39 yards.

The Oaks (5-1) play at Pacific Lutheran on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Women's volleyball

Meanwhile, in the comfort of its own gym, Menlo downed visiting UC Merced, 25-18, 25-14, 25-17, in a Cal Pac Conference contest Saturday night.

Stephenie Monderine led the Oaks (3-1, 7-9) with nine kills and a hitting percentage of .533.

Menlo travels to Holy Names for a duel with the top team in the conference Friday at 7 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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