ATHERTON, Calif. – Menlo College Men's soccer is back on the right side of .500 thanks to its second consecutive dominant performance of an opponent, this time, a 5-1 win over Oregon Tech. The win marks the second consecutive game in which the Oaks have scored five or more goals and improves its record to 3-2-1 on the season. It's also the first time this year the Oaks have won back to back games as they continue the non-conference tune-up action before defense of the GSAC championship begins next Saturday. With the loss, Oregon Tech falls to 1-2 on the young campaign.
As has been the case of late, the scoring all got started with Eric Hegmann and was facilitated by the assist from Leonardo Barcellos. Hegmann scored the first goal in the 30th minute of action, off the Barcellos assist. The goal was the seventh of the season for Hegmann and the assist was the second for Barcellos. Despite a lopsided shot total, the Owls of Oregon Tech managed to find the equalizer in the form of a Trinidad Flores goal in the 32nd minute. The furious pace continued as Menlo retook the lead for the half, and for good, on Stephen Levy's first goal of the season in the 37th minute. Menlo would not trail again. Menlo finished the first half with an 11-6 advantage in total shots.
The second half was all Menlo from the onset. Evan Snodgrass, who scored his first career goal on Thursday in a 6-0 win over Simpson, tacked on his second career goal in the 54th minute. It came off the assist from Jose Fimbres, his second of the season. Next, Eric Hegmann scored his team-leading 8th goal of the season, unassisted in the 58th minute to make it 4-1. The fifth and final goal was tallied in the 66th minute when Adam Fenyvesi scored his first career goal off the dual assist from Snodgrass and Ike Arinze. Menlo finished the match with a 20-11 advantage in shots, nine of which were on frame. Julio Naranjo played all 90 minutes between the posts, making four saves. 21 different Oaks got in on the action in the winning effort.
Next up, the Oaks travel north to take on Sierra Nevada College on Thursday in the final non-conference match of the season. They open GSASC play on the 21st at The Master's University.