Varsity Girls Soccer

Menlo 2, The King's Academy 0

Date of competition: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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The Menlo School girls' soccer team held on to first place in the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) with a 2-0 victory over visiting Kings Academy on Tuesday. The Knights (7-1, 9-4-1) won their sixth straight WBAL contest, five of them by shutout, while maintaining a two-point lead over second-place Sacred Heart Prep.

Menlo took the lead 18 minutes into the match when sophomore Lindsay Karle won possession of the ball in the box and then slipped a pass to sophomore Chandler Wickers, who scored from 12 yards out. Wickers found the back of the net again on a 10-yard volley off a well-placed cross off the foot of sophomore Jaye Boissiere at 26 minutes.

Menlo's midfield controlled the ball well throughout the match. The defenders -- junior Hannah Rubin, senior Shannon Lacy, sophomore Sienna Stritter, freshmen Alexandra Walker, junior Rachel Pinsker, and junior Ellie Still -- played well while limiting King's to six shots. Junior goalies Julia Dressel ( 2 saves) and Kelly McConnell (4 saves ) combined on the shutout as King's fell to 2-4 in league (7-5-1 overall).

posted by Jorge Chen, coach on Jan 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm

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