Varsity Girls Soccer

Menlo-Atherton 2, Piedmont Hills 1

Date of competition: Saturday, February 27, 2016

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The Menlo-Atherton girls kept their championship hopes alive in the Central Coast Section Division I soccer playoffs with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over visiting Piedmont Hills in a quarterfinal match Saturday in Atherton. The No. 1-seeded Bears (14-4-2) bounced back from a Piedmont Hills goal just before halftime with senior Sarah McLeoad scoring for a 1-1 halftime deadlock. McLeod provided the game-winner with a penalty kick to eliminate the No. 8-seeded Pirates (8-7-7) and advance to Wednesday's semifinals against No. 12 St. Ignatius (12-6-4), which bounced No. 4 Valley Christian. M-A and SI will meet at Valley Christian High at 3 p.m.

CCS Division I playoffs
Piedmont Hills 1 0 -- 1
Menlo-Atherton 1 1 -- 2
PHills -- Martin (unassisted)
M-A -- McLeod (Gomez), McLeod (penalty kick)
Records: Piedmont Hills 8-7-7; Menlo-Atherton 14-4-2

posted by Palo Alto Online on Feb 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm

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posted by Palo Alto Online on Feb 27, 2016 at 6:26 pm

M-A senior Sarah McLeod (5) will play at least one more match after the Bears edged Piedmont Hills, 2-1. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports.
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