OAKS' REPORT . . . With Sacred Heart Prep grad Alex Vukic and Gunn grad Sam Zipperstein contributing in a big way, the Menlo College men's soccer team remained unbeaten in the California Pacific Conference with a 7-0 victory over visiting Pacific Union last weekend. After grabbing a 4-0 first-half lead, the Oaks got two second-half goals from Vukic, a junior from Menlo Park who was making his first appearance since a wrist injury sidelined him on August 31. Zipperstein, a senior midfielder, piled up three assists in the win. On Wednesday, Menlo keeper Alex Palomarez stopped two penalty kicks and the Oaks (3-0, 6-3-1) took advantage to beat visiting UC Santa Cruz, 3-2, in a nonconference match . . . Menlo saw its perfect season end in a 31-14 football loss to Southern Oregon on Saturday to ruin the Oaks' homecoming activities. Menlo (4-1) made it close in the second half when defensive back Nolon Doss recovered a fumble. One play later, Menlo quarterback Matt Pelesasa hooked up with wide receiver Robert Adan on a 76 yard strike to cut the deficit to 24-17. Menlo's celebration, however, was quickly muted as Southern Oregon marched down the field before scoring on a 52-yard pass play for the final margin. Menlo next will travel to Florida to take on Webber International on Saturday.
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