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Sierra, Manteca pick up one-sided victories on road

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POSTED April 20, 2010 2:32 a.m.
SONORA — The fun now begins for Sierra High’s soccer team, which blew out Sonora 8-0 Monday at Dunlavy Field.

The Timberwolves (9-0-2 Valley Oak League, 13-4-2) took the Valley Oak League lead from rival Manteca last week, but the Buffaloes kept pace after coasting past Lathrop 11-0.

Sierra continued its recent roll Monday by scoring its first four goals within the game’s opening 20 minutes, and Sydnee Koscielecki finished with four goals and two assists.

The early barrage allowed Sierra to rest key players with a big match against fourth-place Oakdale at home tonight, and another at third-place East Union Thursday.

“We played really well in the first half, and it’s always nice to get out of (Sonora) with a win,” Sierra coach Manuel Pires said. “The team is pretty well focused right now. They are trusting each other and moving the ball better.

“I thought that everybody who stepped on the field played well, and our defense shut (Sonora) down and didn’t give them any looks.”

The T’Wolves didn’t need their leading scorer, Stephanie Vanni, to contribute much offensively. Sophomore Joanna Ortiz scored twice and assisted one of Kockielecki’s goals.

Delaine Quaresma added two goals, and Rebecca Scott had two assists. Donna Ochoa and Dianna Alfaro each chipped in an assist.

Goalkeeper Moriah Fallon recorded her third straight shutout and eight in nine games while turning in two saves.

The Oakdale-Sierra match begins tonight at 6:30 at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

Manteca 11, Lathrop 0
LATHROP — The Buffaloes (9-2, 15-4-1) held a commanding 7-0 lead by the 23-minute mark, and had nine different players score.

Freshman Sammie Morris and senior Rileigh Mankin led the way with two goals and an assist apiece. Also scoring were Taylor Teixeira, Sialei Manuleleua, Lacey Silva, Hilary Coleman, Yesenia Rodriguez, Lexi Ziakas and Jessica Reeder.

Weston Ranch 1,
Central Valley 1
CERES — Wafa Hafed netted the game’s first goal off a feed from Janally Juarez, but the Cougars (3-6-1) were unable to hold on to avenge a previous 2-1 loss to Central Valley (3-6-2).

“These are the games we have to win, but I see that the team is getting better,” Weston Ranch coach Carlos Gaspar said. “My goal is to continue to build the team up, and I said at the start it’s going to take a couple years. It’s a work in progress, and I like the way it’s going.”

— Jonamar Jacinto

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