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1st-place Lady Knights trample Orestimba
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NEWMAN — The Southern League-leading Ripon Christian girls soccer team got untracked early and often in its 5-0 drubbing of Orestimba on Tuesday.
Emily Manes and Abby Buitrago led the way with two goals apiece, while Bethany Silveira scored one and assisted another.
Silveira ignited the Knights (5-0-0, 8-4-1 overall) in the 8th minute after Buitrago delivered a well-timed through ball. Buitrago widened the lead late in the opening half with a goal of her own.
Manes struck for both of her goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and Jamie Prins contributed an assist on Buitrago’s second score.
“I was pleased with how we scored goals today,” Ripon Christian coach Kevin Tameling said. “We attacked with combinations, speed and creativity. The team controlled possession for the majority of the game and worked off the ball for each other.”

Manteca 8,
Weston Ranch 0
Kaitlynn Funsch completed a hat trick early in the second half as the Buffaloes (3-1, 9-3-1) cruised to a lopsided Valley Oak League win.
Sarah Vegas tallied the final two goals of the match, and Jocelyn Reyes chipped in a goal and an assist. Madison Burch and Kaley Miller added a goal apiece.

Central Catholic 3,
Lathrop 1
MODESTO — Noelle Smith did all she could to keep the Spartans (2-3, 2-5) in the fight.
The junior goalie racked up 14 saves. Kassandra Ceja accounted for Lathrop’s lone goal, which is just the second surrendered by Central Catholic (4-1, 8-3-1) against VOL opponents.
“Noelle was awesome tonight,” Lathrop coach Jose Montes said. “It was the best game I’ve seen from her. She was on time with everything.  She came out when she needed to and did a good job of directing our defense.”

Orestimba 14,
Ripon Christian 1
NEWMAN — It was scoreless for nearly 20 minutes, but Ripon Christian (0-5, 1-12 overall) couldn’t hold the Southern League-leading Warriors (4-0-1, 7-1-1) for much longer.
Orestimba exploded for eight goals in the first half and continued to pressure the Knights’ back line until the end. Matthijs Moret scored the lone goal for RC. Goalie Josh Tatton finished with seven saves.