Menlo News December 08, 2021

Boys’ soccer notches pair of ties

Menlo senior Amari Maksani scored against Sequoia and Carlmont
Knights in draw with Sequoia, Carlmont

12.10.2021 –The Menlo boys’ basketball team drew to a 2-2 tie at Carlmont in Friday’s non-league match-up.
Carlmont took the lead midway thru the first half but senior Jonah Blaydes-Greenberg equalized a few minutes later with a cool finish for his third goal of the season after great work on the left wing by sophomore Jacob Lee.
Menlo took the lead midway through the second half when junior midfielder Aidan Skinner played a dangerous ball forward for seniors Daniel Louie and Amari Makasini to race onto with Louie ultimately crossing for Makasini who finished coolly for his second goal in two games. Carlmont equalized a few minutes later with a good finish at the back post and the game finished out without either team able to break the deadlock.
“We have a very young team who have improved every time we’ve taken the field,” Menlo coach Marc Kerrest said. “We’ve played a tough first four games and to be .500 at this point is a huge credit to how hard the players have worked and how focused they have been throughout. If we continue on this trajectory we will give teams a lot of trouble the rest of the way.”

Menlo 2, Sequoia 2

12.8.2021 –The Menlo boys’ soccer team played Sequoia to a 2-2 tie in a non-league match-up on the road Wednesday evening.
The Knights got on the board first about midway through the first half when Amari Makasani took a feed from fellow senior Daniel Louie and tapped it into the left corner. Sequoia would score twice in the second half before Menlo’s equalizer. Jonah Blaydes-Greenberg fired from the top of the box for a goal with 3:28 left.
The Knights (1-1-1) next play at Carlmont as they make their way through a string of seven matches on the road.