Sports

Menlo girls give senior volleyball players a victory

 
Menlo junior Sianna Houghton posted nine kills, three aces and 11 digs in a sweep of Notre Dame-Belmont. Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics.

With outdoor activities restricted due to the poor air quality as a result of the fires in northern California, Menlo School hosted the only game in town on Wednesday, beating visiting Notre Dame-Belmont, 25-18, 25-13, 25-19, in a West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division girls volleyball match.

All outdoor practices and scheduled games were cancelled or postponed, a reminder that nature has the last say.

Outdoor games remain in jeopardy at least through the weekend, depending on weather patterns and wind direction.

The Knights (20-3, 8-0) opened a two-game lead in the loss column over the second-place Tigers in the WBAL standings on Senior Night.

Sacred Heart Prep (21-5, 6-2) can move into a tie with Notre Dame with a win over Mercy-San Francisco on Thursday, setting up a duel with Menlo next Tuesday.

Menlo celebrated its six seniors on the occasion of their final regular-season home match. In all likelihood the Knights will host postseason contests.

The Knights heads to the Southern California Invitational in San Diego, meeting Pacific Ridge-Carlsbad at 3 pm in pool play. Menlo is entered in the Division I bracket.

Meanwhile, junior outside hitter Sianna Houghton had a team-high nine kills and three aces and added 11 digs.

Senior co-captain Kristin Sellers had 19 assists and seven kills. Junior Grace King contributed eight kills and junior Selina Xu posted 12 assists.

Senior libero Grace Enright recorded a team-high 15 digs and middle blocker Ryan Hodge added three blocks.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?
By Elena Kadvany | 27 comments | 4,828 views

Firing Judge Persky as a tennis coach was a big mistake
By Diana Diamond | 23 comments | 2,713 views

Electric Buses: A case study
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 2,072 views

It just takes time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 461 views

 

PRICE INCREASES MONDAY

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Register now