Menaul School Athletics goes into week two of the 2021-22 prep sports season with lots of news from the volleyball court to the racecourse, to the soccer pitch, and a home football game this weekend and a great announcement on a first-time sports camp this summer in On the Prowl Week 2!

The road not kind to volleyball squads

The Menaul varsity volleyball squad fell to 0-3 on the season with losses away from home this week. The Panthers fell 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, and 25-9) to the Evangel Christian/Oak Grove Classical co-op team on Thursday, March 4, then lost 3-0 (25-12, 25-10 and 25-15) at Estanic on Tuesday night, March 9.

The Panther junior varsity fell 2-0 (25-23, 28-26) to the Evangel/Oak Grove JV in a very competitive match last Thursday, then succumbed to the Estancia JV 2-0 (25-12, 25-12) on Tuesday night.

Next up: Menaul’s varsity and JV, both 0-4 this season, next play:

  • Thursday at Legacy Academy (JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.) Streaming link:
  • Tuesday, March 16, hosting Evangel Christian/Oak Grove (JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m.) in the Panther Pit. Check the Menaul School and Menaul Athletics pages for a link to the free YouTube stream.

Cross County places fourth at St. Pius X Super Cinco

The Panther girls cross country team placed fourth in the six-team St. Pius X Super Cinco race on Monday, March 8, on Albuquerque’s Westside. The race was a last-minute addition to the schedule after the Cuba Invitational on Saturday, March 6, was canceled due to inclement weather earlier in the week.

Menaul scored a cumulative time of 1:51.51, finishing just behind Santa Fe St. Michael’s. Freshman Charli B. (21:28) and sophomore Makayla M. (21:34) finished fifth and sixth in their heat. Sophomores Diana O-C finished sixth in her heat (22:49) while fellow sophomore Mary G. finished 10th in the same heat.

Next up: The Panther girls finish the regular season at the St. Pius X Cross Country trials on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Football falls at Fort Sumner

The Panther football squad began the season 0-1 with a 50-0 loss to host Ft. Sumner High School on the road last Friday night. The Foxes scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter on their way to the victory.

Next up: Menaul hosts Melrose High School (1-0) Friday night at 7 p.m. on Thomlinson Field. The game will be The Buffalos took down Logan 48-12 last Friday night in the season opener. The game will be streamed live on the Panther Football YouTube channel.

Spectators will be allowed into Tomlinson Field for the Menaul-Melrose game, with parents of players getting priority followed by the general public. There is a total limit of 182 fans for the game — 148 fans in the home stands and 36 on the visitors’ stands. Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for students and seniors 65-and-older. There will be no concessions. Fans will have access to the bathrooms.

Soccer picks up first win

The Oak Grove/Menaul/Evangel Christian combined boys soccer team won its first match of the season on Tuesday, defeating Hot Springs High School 11-1. The Owls scored six first-half goals and added five more in the second half for the victory.

The OGMEC squad started the season off with a 7-1 loss to Santa Fe Prep in Santa Fe on March 6.

Next Up: OGMEC (1-1) plays:

  • At Los Alamos on Thursday afternoon
  • At Sandia Prep on Tuesday, March 16, at 3 p.m.
  • At Bosque Prep on Thursday, March 18 at 3 p.m.
  • Hosts Rehoboth Christian School on Saturday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

Menaul to host International Soccer Camp in June

Menaul School will be hosting a professional soccer academy training camp for high school boys in June. The school has partnered with UDA Soccer (University Degrees Abroad) to host the camp.

Participants will develop their skills, train with professional coaches and learn about soccer academy opportunities at the high school and university levels in both the U.K. and the U.S. The camp will run June 20 – 24 with an optional tour of highlights of the American Southwest from June 25-30.

Click here for more information or to register for the camp. Thank you for reading One the Prowl Week 2! See you next week!

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