Varsity Girls Soccer

Priory 2, Menlo 1

Date of competition: Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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In a battle between two teams that reached the Central Coast Section Division III semifinals last season, visiting Priory scored early and played solid defense throughout while registering a 2-1 victory over host Menlo in a key West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) girls' soccer showdown on Tuesday.
The Panthers (3-0, 7-3-1) grabbed a 1-0 lead just moments into the match when Lauren Allen scored on a corner kick by Adriana Cortes. Priory took that lead into halftime, then made it 2-0 when Cortes blasted a shot over the reach of Menlo junior keeper Lucy Herhold midway through the second half.
Menlo (1-1-1, 5-3-3) kept things interesting when senior Madi Shove scored off an assist from Ginny Miller to make it a 2-1 match, but the Panthers' stout defense that included Melissa Perna, Courtney Lee and Molly Simpson held tough and repelled late attempts by the Knights.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

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Menlo
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Visitor scoring: (last name, goals) Allen (Cortes), Cortes (unassisted).
Home scoring: (last name, goals) Shove (Miller).
Records: Priory 3-0 (7-3-1); Menlo 1-1-1 (5-3-3)
Notes on game:

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posted by Palo Alto Online on Jan 7, 2009 at 10:57 am
 
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posted by Keith Peters on Jan 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Menlo's Nicole Fasola (4) and Priory's Molly Simpson battle for control of the ball during Priory's big 2-1 victory on Tuesday in a key WBAL girls' soccer match in Atherton. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Priory's Leslie Barkmann (7) is challenged by Menlo's Casey Finch during second-half action Tuesday in Priory's 2-1 WBAL soccer victory. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Priory junior Lauren Allen (13) and Menlo junior Nicole Fasola charge after a loose ball during Priory's 2-1 soccer victory, which kept the Panthers unbeaten in the WBAL this season. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.
 
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