Maggie McDonald recorded 27 kills and 13 digs to help lead the Menlo College women's volleyball team to a 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 25-17 victory over host Arizona Christian in a Golden State Athletic Conference match Thursday.
Ana Bechtel added 11 kills and Maddie Clegg had 10 for the Oaks (7-19 overall, 5-10 GSAC), which completes its season Saturday at San Diego Christian. McDonald had a hitting percentage of .615.
Setter Kori Paradis had 50 assists, while Malia Luis-Mateo produced 18 digs and Renn Isobe added 13.
A stingy defensive effort by the Menlo College defense kept it close, but a Biola penalty kick early in the second half and a late goal made all the difference in the Eagles' 2-0 win over the fifth-seeded Oaks on Thursday in the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament.
Menlo, which advanced to the semifinal by way of a thrilling 12-penalty kick thriller over The Master's College on Saturday, had its hands full all afternoon with the Biola attack.
The first half featured a pair of early scoring chances for the Eagles in the first three minutes that went to the wayside before the Oaks defense settled in and was tremendously stingy for the remainder of the period.
All-GSAC keeper Kaylin Swart had another great half, making a pair of saves to preserve the scoreless draw as the clock ticked to zero.
The Oaks finish 8-7-5 on the year.