Varsity Boys Soccer

Crystal Springs 1, Menlo School 1

Date of competition: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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The Menlo School boys' soccer team lost an opportunity to temporarily take over sole possession of first place in the West Bay Athletic League following a 1-1 deadlock at Crystal Springs on Saturday. The Knights (6-1-1, 9-3-2) could have moved ahead of Sacred Heart Prep (6-0-1, 9-2-2), which played to a scoreless tie with King's Academy on Friday. Instead, the teams both have 19 points, even though the Gators have played one fewer match.

Menlo dominated play in the opening period and took the lead in the 22nd minute thanks to fierce strike from 20 yards out by junior Matt Myers. Menlo had a few other chances but were unable to add to its tally in the first half.

The second half continued in similar fashion as Menlo controlled possession in midfield with its quick passing and created several more chances. The Knights seemed to score a second goal when senior Ryan Karle served a dangerous cross to the back post that fellow senior Julian Viret finished with a glorious diving header, only for the officials to nullify the goal for offsides.

A few minutes later the officials gave the Gryphons a questionable penalty call for a handball. Senior captain Timmy Costa was up to the task as usual, diving to his right to make a wonderful save. Unfortunately the officials awarded another penalty kick a few minutes later, which Costa was unable to keep out of the net.

posted by Menlo Athletics on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

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