Varsity Girls Soccer

Menlo-Atherton 3, St. Ignatius 2 (PKs)

Date of competition: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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The Menlo-Atherton girls will have the opportunity to win their first Central Coast Section title in program history following a 3-2 penalty-kick victory over No. 12-seeded St. Ignatius (11-6-6) in a Division I semifinal match Wednesday at Burlingame High. The top-seeded Bears (14-4-3) will play No. 10 Branham, a 2-1 winner over Presentation, in the section finals on Saturday at Valley Christian High in San Jose.

SI grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first half, but M-A got the equalizer when senior Sarah McLeod converted a penalty kick. The Bears fell behind again at 2-1, but strong defense by sophomore keeper Breanna Sandoval and defenders senior Kasey Love, juniors Allison Gallbraith and Ali Sivilotti and freshman Grace Brieger, with help from the M-A midfield, prevented any further goals.

With seconds left in the game, M-A sophomore Mara Cavallaro fed a ball to Katie Guenin near the right side of the PK box, and Guenin drilled it into the upper corner of the net to tie the score. The double- overtime was hard fought, with neither team producing any goals, though an M-A attempt by junior Nicole Salz was called back by the referee in the late second overtime period. The penalty-kick round saw Sandoval stop two SI 2 attempts, and another sailed over the net. M-A junior Margaret Child scored the first PK, followed by McLeod and junior Alissa McNerney, who sealed the M-A win.

posted by Palo Alto Online/Menlo-Atherton Athletics on Mar 2, 2016 at 9:32 pm

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