Play of the Day:Angie Larsen's three straight service aces pushes Menlo to a win in the second set.
Menlo made quick work of Mills College this evening, sweeping the Cyclones right out of Haynes-Prim Pavilion by final set scores of 25-9, 25-9, and 25-11. As a team, the Oaks clubbed the ball to the tune of an impressive .528 hitting percentage, racking up 15 service aces as well. The win makes it five consecutive for Menlo, as the Lady Oaks now bump their overall record to 8-6. Mills leaves Atherton still searching for their first "W," now at 0-9.
Menlo had six players with a hitting percentage above .500, highlighted by Stephanie Wertz's match high .833 mark on five kills in six attempts, Camille Millers seven out of ten showing, and Courtney Calidcan's .533 clip behind a match leading 15 kills. The remarkable successful attack perfomance helped the Oaks take their first two sets with ease, while closing out the finale on a 12-1 run after the Cyclones cut their deficit to 13-10.
From a serving standpoint, Menlo was led by the fabulous performance of senior Angie Larsen, who produced nine in the win, including three straight to wrap up the second set. "I was just hitting the sports that the coaches were calling for," said Larsen on her barrage of aces. "We were using their weaknesses as our strengths."
The Oaks will be right back at it, welcoming UC Merced into Haynes-Prim for a California Pacific Conference matchup tomorrow night (Sat. Oct. 6). First serve is scheduled for 7:00pm.