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Ripon soccer gets hat trick from keeper

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POSTED March 20, 2014 12:36 a.m.

Ripon freshman goalkeeper Amanda Evans got to play the field during Wednesday’s Trans Valley League girls soccer matchup against Modesto Christian.

Evans was moved from the net to the midfield, where she recorded a hat trick in just 21 minutes as the Indians (1-1-1 TVL, 4-2-2 overall) cruised past the Crusaders, 6-0.

“She’s a skilled player,” Ripon head coach Jamie DeBruyn said. “She fights for every ball out there. She can finish with both left and right, and she has the speed for the varsity level.”

Ripon sophomore Hailey Monroe scored in the 16th minute to make it 3-0 and Evans completed her hat trick to make it 4-0 going into the half.

In the second half, Ripon Zaire Davis put the Crusaders (0-2, 0-4) in a 5-0 hole after finding the back of the cage in the 53rd minute.

Another one of the Indians’ underclassmen, sophomore Haley Simmons, made up the final score after netting her first high school goal in minute No. 73. Sara Souza was credited with the assist on the goal for Simmons, which she drilled from 15 yards out.

“We’ve been struggling to score,” DeBruyn said. “But we worked on building the balls up and taking quality shots on goal. We need to figure that out and get some consistency up front. I was happy with all six of our goals. They were all quality goals.”

Ripon will visit Riverbank Friday at 4 p.m., followed by a road game against Orestimba-Newman next Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Indians won’t be back at home till April 9 against Hughson.

TENNIS

Manteca 9,
Weston Ranch 0

After getting swept by Weston Ranch last year, the Buffaloes (4-0) exacted a little revenge in a Valley Oak League make-up match.

Singles winners were: Yok-Jing Ma (6-0, 6-1), Mike Lopez (6-0, 6-1), Gino Mercado (6-3, 6-2), Thomas Reza (6-2, 6-0), Spencer Jackson (6-3, 6-2) and Edvin Pepic (6-2, 6-1).

Winning doubles matches for Manteca were: Alex Vazquez and Kyle Thornburg (6-3, 6-2), Yok-Ehy Ma and Nolan Osborn (6-1, 6-2), and Yayha Shabbar and Christian Plares (6-3, 6-1).

GOLF

East Union 222,
Weston Ranch 320

Eric Lewis and Michael Lozano were co-medalists with 4-over 41s at Manteca Park Golf Course. The Lancers improved to 4-2 in the VOL.

Other contributing Lancers were Trevor Baum (42), Ryan Lee and Clayton Dorland (49). Frank Thao was Weston Ranch’s top scorer with a 56.

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