Behind a performance from the ages from Menlo's Courtney Calicdan, the Lady Oaks rolled off their eighth straight victory, and maintained their perfect conference record with a straight set sweep at William Jessup (5-19). Calicdan racked up a match leading 19 kills, made just two attack errors, and compiled a sterling .500 hitting percentage, as Menlo came through with set wins of 26-24, 25-18, and 25-23. The Oaks now boast an impressive 11-6 overall record with a Cal Pac mark of 6-0.
Despite two less kills and a lower team hitting percentage of .306 to .257, Menlo found a way to capture the first set by the slimmest of margins, 26-24. The second game proved to be less of a challenge for the Oaks, as Menlo smashed the ball to the tune of a stellar .393 hitting percentage in a 25-18 win. Up two sets to none, the Lady Oaks turned away any thoughts of a Warriors comeback, thanks to a hard fought 25-23 nod to complete the sweep.
Seniors Angie Larsen and Stephenie Monderine combined for 25 assists in the "W," while Jessup's Elaina Murphy led all players on the court with 17. Menlo saw three players clip the double digit dig plateau, with senior Mika Mendoza compiling a team high 13, and Monderine and Calicdan both chipping in with ten. The Warriors' Molly Collins produced a match leading 14 in the loss.
The Lady Oaks also received another solid performance from sophomore Bayley Blackney, who knocked home four key kills, had a .333 hitting percentage, and was the only player for either side to have more than one block.
Menlo's quest for an undefeated California Pacific Conference season will take a brief break, as the Oaks will square off with non-conference UC Santa Cruz in their next tilt, Wednesday, October 17th inside Haynes-Prim Pavilion. First serve is slated for 7:00pm.