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POSTED March 26, 2009 4:47 a.m.
RIPON — The Ripon Indians don’t like to run up the score, but sometimes even that task can be difficult.

The Indians took down Riverbank, 6-1, Wednesday at Park View Elementary, scoring their fifth and sixth goals almost by mistake, and without the services of Meredith Perkins, Kate Isganitis, and Ariel Anaya.

Kallie Jacobs set up Renae McFadden just two minutes in, and Jessica Losongco hooked up Jacobs five minutes later to make it 2-0.

Andrea Chinchiolo was in the giving mood 30 minutes later on another assist to Jacobs that made it 3-0 at halftime.

McFadden found net in the 42nd minute from Thalia Bobadilla, then was the last Ripon touch on Riverbank’s own goal 10 minutes later.

McFadden complete her hat trick plus one in the 62nd minute trying to set up a teammate on an assist.

“The skill players, Renae especially, are making an effort to involve the newcomers,” Ripon assistant coach Bryce Perkins said. “They’re working hard in passing sequences to be inclusive; it’s really nice to see.”

Riverbank scored on a penalty kick in the 68th minute.

Ripon won the shots-on-goal battle, 32-4.

The Indians (6-0 TVL, 13-0-1) travel to Modesto Christian Monday.

Escalon 5, Ripon Christian 2

The Knights allowed just one Cougar goal in the first half, but defensive breakdowns in the second told the tale.

Ashley Roberts scored both Knight goals in the second half, the first off a loose ball in the middle, and the second on a penalty kick earned by Kathryn Van Groningen, who took a shot in the box.

“We want to start winning games, and we’re taking the steps necessary to get there,” RC head coach Travis Haveman said. “We struggled to maintain position against their rough style, but we also have to learn how to take the pressure and still make good plays.”

BASEBALL

Modesto Christian 7, Ripon Christian 2

MC’s Dustin Hayes tossed seven innings of two-hit ball and struck out nine in the win.

Dylan Van Vliet and Darin Castro provided RC’s two knocks, while Matt Unruh walked and swiped a pair of bags.

Aaron Fay hit home Unruh in the second on a fielder’s choice and Clayton Prins (2 SB) scored on Arie Den Dulk’s sacrifice fly.

Castro and Steve Vander Molen allowed eight MC hits.

RC travels to Escalon Friday.

— Brandon Petersen

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