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Lancers stay sharp in another blowout

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POSTED September 18, 2013 2:15 a.m.

No one has challenged the Valley Oak League’s reigning girls champion so far, and as East Union nears the halfway point in the regular season it appears as if nobody will.

Except for its coaches, that is.

The Lancers have managed to card solid scores despite the lack of competition, and that continued on Tuesday with a 220-269 victory over Kimball at Manteca Park Golf Course.

“As coaches we like what we see so far, but we really have to push the girls to go out and shoot the best they can,” East Union co-coach Dennis Wells said. “They cannot worry about the competition. Every match we’re on them about that.”

Sophomore Brook Riley continued her march toward a second league MVP award, posting a 1-over-par 38 on the front nine. Jordan Vinson finished three shy of the leader, while Breanna Perkins and Brittany Ugalino each turned in a 44. Brittany Conijn rounded out East Union’s score with a 53.

Kimball’s Maya Grooms placed third overall with a 43.

East Union (6-0) caps the first half of league play against Manteca on Thursday.



Sierra 280, Oakdale 320

McKenna Doyle’s 51 was the low-medalist score at Oakdale Golf & Country Club. Sierra (4-2) teammates Vanessa Rodriguez and Lexus Barnes rounded out the top three with a 54 and 56, respectively. Kayla Wilson (59) and Krystal Rayevich (60) made up the rest of the Timberwolves’ score.

Dylanie Donahue paced Oakdale with a 57.



VALLEY FOOTHILL LEAGUE

Bret Harte 165, Ripon 168

Escalon is now alone at the top of the North Division standings as Bret Harte (2-1) moved into a second-place tie with Ripon.

Sienna Starck spearheaded the Indians with a 4-over 35.  Hailey-Rae Rose (41), Claire Wever (45) and Sienna Atilano (47) contributed to the cause at Jack Tone Golf Course.

Jaime Henriford and Riley Gilden led Bret Harte with a 39 and 40, respectively.



Orestimba 231, Ripon Christian 254

At Diablo Grande, Kaitlyn Groshong was low medalist with a 51. It was not enough for the Knights, as Orestimba had the No. 2-5 finishers.

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