Menlo-Atherton senior Mario Rodriguez scored three goals to help the Bears defeat host Sequoia, 6-1, and remain on top of the PAL Bay Division boys' soccer standings on Wednesday.
M-A improved to 9-2 in league (12-3 overall) and stayed ahead of second place Burlingame (7-2-1), which suffered a 1-0 loss to South San Francisco. Sequoia (6-4-1) stayed in third place, but was eliminated from title contention with three matches left in the regular season.
The Bears, who have won seven straight, visit South San Francisco on Friday before hosting Burlingame on Monday and Woodside (2-4-5) next Wednesday, both at 4 p.m.
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