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Good showing not enough to get Extreme in title round
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TURLOCK — Manteca Futbol Club under-17 girls head coach Kathy Ziakas summed up team’s Turlock Mid-Summer Classic run with one word.

The Extreme did not earn the right to play for the tournament’s championship despite giving up just one goal and not losing any of its three matches this past weekend.

The difference was the final game against Diablo FC on Sunday. Going into the match at 1-0-1, Manteca FC needed a win to advance, but Diablo FC needed just a tie — and got it.

Jimi Collins gobbled up 14 saves to preserve the shutout, but Manteca FC was unable to convert two open-goal attempts on the other end in the scoreless shutout.

The Extreme opened action with a hard-earned 1-1 tie against Fresno United. Kenisha Gathron gave Manteca FC the lead early in the second half with a 25-yard bomb off a direct kick. Fresno United escaped with the tie by scoring in the final minutes of the match.

Benicia Arsenal was Manteca FC’s lone victim by a one-sided 6-0 count. Florife Nichols recorded a hat trick and dished out an assist. Selena DaSilva and Niki Walden each chipped in a goal and an assist. Brina Paule, Mariela Pimentel and Gathron contributed assists.

Overall, it was an impressive showing pieced together by the Extreme, which was without several key defenders.

Extreme 12, Newman Delirium 3

Florife Nichols made her big debut with the Extreme July 12 in a spring league contest.

She racked up four goals and added an assist in the romp. The DaSilva sisters had a hand in six goals, with Selena scoring twice and assisting two more. Eliana DaSilva chimed in with two of her own goals.

Also contributing to the onslaught were: Madison Zanotto (two goals), Lexi Ziakas (goal, assist), Mariela Pimentel (goal) and Kenisha Gathron (assist).

Lizzy Lee and Gathron shared time at goal but were rarely tested, as Manteca FC held a one-sided 47-7 advantage on shot attempts.

Under-23 boys
Manteca FC 1, SF Seals 1

Manteca Futbol Club maintained its first-place standing in the Nor-Cal Premier League after battling third-place San Francisco Seals to a draw Sunday at Contra Costa College.

Eric Aragon blasted in a penalty kick in the first half for Manteca FC’s lone goal, and the Seals tied it up late in the second half.

Manteca FC squares off with second-place PSA Storm of Los Gatos Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at Woodward Park.

— Jonamar Jacinto