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Buffaloes blow past Kimball in shutout

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POSTED October 7, 2010 1:27 a.m.
The Manteca Buffaloes wanted to come out aggressively and that is exactly what the squad did in a 3-0 Valley Oak League win over Kimball High Wednesday.

Manteca (6-1-1 VOL, 8-8-3 overall) struck first with an unassisted goal from Cesar Reyes in the game’s second minute and never looked back.

“We were pretty excited with how we came out and executed,” Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg said. “We usually come out pretty slow, but we were able to come out and score two in the game’s first 10 minutes and that was a good thing for us.”

Jose Maravilla would add a score six minutes after Reyes’ add would put the game away with his second goal in the 78th minute.

Manteca will host Weston Ranch Monday and look for its second straight VOL win.

East Union 5, Lathrop 1
The Spartans had no answer for the visiting Lancers, falling to Lathrop in VOL action Wednesday.

Lathrop was only able to net a single goal 10 minutes into the second half, but could not avoid the team’s fourth consecutive defeat.

“East Union played really good today, we did not,” Lathrop head coach Ryan Biedermann said.

East Union (7-1, 9-3-2) took an early 2-0 lead behind a pair of penalty kicks from Alfredo Solorzano and Eduardo Hernandez for the halftime cushion. Lathrop would respond with a penalty kick of its own from Miguel Chavez in the 50th minute, but the Lancers would answer.

East Union would put things out of reach with two goals from Eric Medina and a score from Fransico Tapia.

The Lancers will be back on the pitch Monday for a contest with huge VOL implications, as they host Sierra High. Lathrop will roll out the welcome mats for the Sonora Wildcats.

Sierra 0, Oakdale 0
The Timberwolves made the drive to Oakdale and had the pleasure of returning to Manteca with a nil-nil tie, as the two clubs battle to a scoreless end Wednesday in VOL action.

Sierra (5-2-1) kept itself intertwines amongst the top schools in the league with its effort in Oakdale. The Mustangs are always a tough team to beat on the home pitch, making the tie easier to accept for the Timberwolves program.

“I will take a tie out there,” Sierra head coach Jose Montes said. “It was an intense game all the way through; 80 minutes of nothing but hard work. When you go to Oakdale, there field is a little wider and they try to stretch things out.

“We had some opportunities in the second-half; I think we came out pretty strong.”

The Timberwolves got a splendid defensive effort, led by goalkeeper Armando Gonzalez’ play in the net. Sierra will look to revenge its earlier season loss to the Lancers, when they travel to East Union Monday.

Weston Ranch2, Sonora 2
Weather played a part for the first time this season for the Cougars, as they weren’t able to protect a quick 1-0 lead, concluding their contest with Sonora in a tie.

Stefanos Veziris netted the Cougars’ (3-4-1) first goal just two minutes into the game, but could not hold the lead. The two clubs went into halftime knotted at one apiece, and both would add a second-half goal for the tie.

“This was a game that we had to have,” Weston Ranch head coach Carlos Gaspar said. “Everygame is a must win, but this late in the season, this was one that we really needed.”

The Cougars had to try and remain focused after patiently waiting through an hour rain delay, getting the match started after being pounded with rain for over an hour. Francisco Portillo scored Weston Ranch’s other goal in the 44th minute, but saw Sonora answer a short time later.
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