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Sierra claims Gebhardt Cup honors

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POSTED December 4, 2017 1:44 a.m.



Freshman Tiano Cello had two goals and an assist Saturday night to lead Sierra to a 3-2 win over Central Catholic-Modesto for the championship of Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

“I am very excited for these girls,” Timberwolves coach Manuel Pires said. “Especially the new kids that are now a part of the varsity program. They played a really good team in the end and winning this was a great experience.

“For the returning players this is like three years in a row we have won this tournament. We had to go through a lot of different players to see what they could do but I love the way they played. They left everything on the field and played with a lot of heart and they grew each game and got tougher.”

Yasmin Ballew added a goal and an assist for Sierra (4-0-1) and Callie Crain had an assist.  

Sierra 4, Vacaville 0

Cello had a hat trick for the Timberwolves in the semifinal win, converting all three of her shots on goal and adding an assist.

Ballew added a goal and an assist and Jasmine Loaiza added an assist.

Grace Davis-Modesto 4, Weston Ranch 0

Aliyah Guerrero had three saves for the Cougars (2-3) in their tournament finale. 

“I thought we played well in the first game, with the defense doing its job, and we were connecting with our passing,” Weston Ranch coach Gabe Padilla said. “I think the second game was a product of the girls being tired and beat up from the weekend.”

Weston Ranch 3,

Riverbank 0

Selena Landin had a pair of goals for the Cougars. 

Natalie Boutsy got the scoring going for Weston Ranch in the 17th minute with a goal off an assist from Shareen Juarez.

Guerrero posted one save.

Ripon Christian

Girls Soccer Classic

Hilmar 0, Ripon 0 (6-5 PK)  

RIPON – It took penalty kicks to decide the championship Saturday with the Yellowjackets bringing home the championship trophy.  

The Indians defeated Escalon 1-0 in the semifinals.

Ripon Christian was edged 1-0 in a second-round contest and then defeated Orestimba-Newman 1-0 for seventh place. 

Santa Clara 3,

East Union 1

SANTA CLARA – Although the Cougars outshot the Bruins 14-5 and battled through a scoreless first half, Santa Clara came through with three second-half goals for the win.  

“They were a great team but our game was a little off,” East Union coach Carlos Gaspar said. “We outshot them but just couldn’t get it in the net. 

“It was good to play a good Division I team though.”   

Jasmine Mejia had the lone goal for the Cougars.

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