Cota leads the way in Menlo soccer rout

Andrew Cota scored twice and five other Menlo College men's soccer players recorded a goal in the Oaks' 7-0 Cal Pac Conference victory over host Pacific Union on Tuesday.

Menlo (3-2 in the Cal Pac, 4-3-2 overall) return home to play Simpson at noon on Saturday. The Oaks are 3-1-1 on their home turf.

Tung Le, a junior from Sweden, got the party started with his goal in the 21st minute off an assist from Giuseppe Frattaroli. That sparked a run of three goals within 22 minutes to put the Oaks up, 3-0, at halftime.

Senior Christian Abrego and junior Sean Kane, also from Sweden, added goals in the first half, with juniors Edward Millington and Alex Kunkle getting credit for assists.

Menlo scored three times with 14 minutes of the second half to increase its lead. Kunkle, Cota and freshman Jonny Ensch each scored in the span. Cota added a late goal.

Kevin Becker, Ryan Onizuka and Martin de la Torre each had an assist in the second half for the Oaks, who are in sole possession of first place in the North Division.

Three different keepers combined for the shutout as Giovanni Serrato, De La Torre and Armando Medina split time between the posts.

Women's soccer

Menlo College senior goalkeeper Whitney Galindo earned Cal Pac Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday.

The San Mateo native was credited with the shutout in the Lady Oaks' 10-0 victory over Mills College.

It was Galindo's third consecutive shutout and fourth of the season.

Galindo has been an integral part of Menlo's conference leading defense, which allows .563 goals per game and has led the team to its best start in program history (5-1 overall, 2-0 Cal Pac). She currently boasts a goals against average of just .474.

Menlo plays at UC Merced on Wednesday.

— Menlo Athletics


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