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Menlo College completes soccer sweep at Sierra Nevada

 
Carolina Velez scored her second goal of the season at 80:29 after an offside was called on Sierra Nevada. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

The Menlo College women's soccer team has been getting contributions from several different players and Thursday was no different as the Oaks got goals from four different players in a 4-1 nonconference victory over host Sierra Nevada College.

The Oaks (4-1-1) take a four-game winning streak into next Thursday's Golden State Athletic Conference opener at The Master's Univeristy.


Franco Varga
Menlo made the most of its chances. The Oaks struck first after a Jade Marti foul in the box gave Rachel McCloskey a penalty kick. She drilled her shot past Sierra Nevada keeper Ashley Siwik for her second goal of the season.

Sierra Nevada tied the game with its own penalty kick. Menlo goalie Kaylin Swart was given a yellow card inside the box for some contact made with a Sierra Nevada player and Brooklyn Morris buried the equalizer.

A few minutes later, Amanda Nebozuk wove her way through traffic and headed a ball past Siwik for a goal, with an assist from Allissa Soriano.

Menlo took 11 shots in the second half after registering just five in the opening half. The pressure was on full-force during the final 45 minutes, and it resulted in two more goals for Menlo.

Carolina Velez scored her second goal of the season at 80:29 and Danielle Robinson hit pay dirt at 86:53.

Men's soccer

Evan Snodgrass scored an unassisted goal ion the first overtime Thursday to lift Menlo past host Sierra Nevada, 3-2, in a nonconference match.

The Oaks (4-2-1) take a three-match winning streak into its GSAC opener at The Master's next Thursday.

Menlo spotted the Eagles an early goal but roared back in the second half to force extra time.

Menlo tied the game on a header from Jose Fimbres, who took a corner kick from Franco Varga and angled it perfectly into the net to tie the game at 46:38.

Sierra Nevada regained the lead less than a minute later but the Oaks responded with a tying goal from Varga.

After missing a penalty kick in the final minute of regulation, Menlo came back to win on Snodgrass' game winner at 97:31.

— Menlo Athletics

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