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Sierra falls to Hayward in Lancer Pride Cup play

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POSTED December 11, 2017 1:03 a.m.

TRACY – Sierra wrapped up the two-day Lancer Pride Cup with a 4-2 loss to Hayward on Saturday at Legacy Fields Sports Complex.

Miguel Villasenor and Carlos Mendez each scored a goal for the Timberwolves (3-3-1) with Kevin Mendiola assisting on both goals. 

Sierra 4,

Bear Creek of Stockton 1

The Timberwolves used a balanced attack to defeat the Bruins with Villasenor, Gonsalez, Jason Valdovinos and Gerardo Sanchez each scoring a goal. Mendiola, Alex Cervantes and Chris Cortez all had an assist. 

East Union (6-3) lost its two game Saturday 2-0 to Livingston and 2-1 to Central Valley of Ceres. Further results were not available at press time.

Frosh-Soph championship

East Union 2, Sierra 1

After both teams exchanged penalty kicks in the first half, Noe Martinez got a goal in the second half for the Lancers that proved to be the difference. 

“It was a great game to watch regardless of who you were rooting for,” East Union coach Jason Silva said. “It was very fast and physical. Both teams left everything on the field.

I am proud of my guys for staying composed and disciplined after falling behind. Most teams fall apart. EU kept it together and fought back for the victory.”

According to Silva, Jonathan Ponce and Alberto Gomez played an outstanding game. 

Manny Magana got the Timberwolves on the board first with a penalty kick followed 10 minutes later by the Lancers’ Alex Arroyo tying the game up with another penalty kick. 

East Union won its semifinal 7-1 over Livingston and Sierra downed McClatchy of Sacramento in the other semifinal 2-1 with Magana and Adib Guedoir getting the goals for the Timberwolves. 

Gregori Tournament

Lathrop 2,

Beyer of Modesto 1

Ronaldo Macias got both goals for the Spartans (2-4) in their tournament finale.

Waterford 3, Lathrop 2

The Spartans missed multiple opportunities in their early morning loss.

“We controlled the majority of the game,” Lathrop coach Alfredo Reynaga said. “We controlled the tempo but could not get the ball to fall in. I don’t know how many posts we hit. 

“We had some mistakes but we are going to be fixing those.

Luis Vargas and Victor Enriquez each had a goal for the Spartans with Macias and Christian Cardenas each getting an assist. 

Jerry Terpsma

Soccer Classic

Ripon 10, Ripon Christian 1

Matthijs Moret averted a shutout for the Knights (2-3-1) when he buried a direct kick from 35 yards out in the game’s closing seconds.

Ripon Christian 1,

Big Valley Christian of Modesto 0

The Knights lost their goalie Josh Tatton to a knee injury, but Moret got them the win with a penalty kick.  

“This was a good game for us,” Ripon Christian coach Christian Manes said. “The score doesn’t reflect how well we played.”

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