The Lady Oaks held Simpson University (0-13) to just two shots, racked up 15 of their own, and scored in each stanza to pick up a 2-0 win for their first California Pacific Conference victory of 2012. The nod also gives Menlo double digit wins (10-4) for the first time since the 2008 campaign.
"I was very happy with our team's overall performance," Menlo third year Head Coach Scott Myers said on his group's road "W." "Simpson stayed with us and kept it tough, but I was happy that the things we worked hard in practice during the week translated into the game."
Junior Natalie Ingram opened the scoring in the 15th minute with her team leading 12th goal of the season. Ingram finished on a pass from Alison Hammond, who took home her second assist of the year.
Erica Hunting tacked on to the 1-0 advantage with a score in the 70th minute, the junior from Redding's second of the 2012 campaign. The two goal advantage was more than enough with the way Menlo's suffocating defense came to play.
Oaks junior keeper Whitney Galindo was forced to make just one save, while the Red Hawks' Natasha Kamps batted seven shots away while allowing two goals.
Menlo will look to move their Cal Pac record to an even 2-2, this Saturday (Oct. 20), as the Lady Oaks travel to UC Merced. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00pm.