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Buff volleyball sweeps Weston Ranch
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The Manteca High Buffaloes swept past visiting Weston Ranch in Valley Oak League play Tuesday, 9-0.

The two best matches took place in singles where Elizabeth Tolbert, Manteca’s No. 1 player, and No. 3 Koryn Menasco battled Jaskirat Kaur and April Vang, respectively, in three sets.

Tolbert lost the first set but rallied back, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

The Cougars’ Vang took the second set by winning a 7-3 tiebreaker. She fell short in that decisive third set, falling 4-6. 7-6, 7-10.

The rest of the Buffaloes took care of matters in two sets. Katie Inderbitzin, Manteca’s No. 2 player, swept past Mary Vang, 6-1, 6-3.

Gladis Sandoval topped Weston Ranch’s No. 4 player Cheyanne Sysouphanh, 6-1, 6-2.

Taylor Corona, the Buffaloes’ No. 5 singles, blanked Aileen Velasquez, 6-0, 6-0.

Julie Tang got past the Cougars’ No. 6 singles Rubi Sanchez, 6-4, 6-1.

In doubles, Rav Dhillon and Jessica Tang defeated Weston Ranch’s No. 1 duo, Alyssa Ryan and Jasdeep Hothi, is straight sets, 6-0, 6-3.

Navina Mann and McKenna Condit, Manteca’s No. 2, got past Vi Tran and Sam Danfa, 6-2, 6-3.

The Buffaloes’ No. 3 team of Ivy Benson and Julianne Eavenson edged out Deepa Singh and Malet Belay, 6-4, 6-3.

Manteca will travel to East Union while Weston Ranch will take on the Timberwolves at Sierra High on Thursday.

East Union 7, Lathrop 2

Despite the loss, the Spartans had some bright spots against the visiting Lancers on Tuesday.

Deja Andrades, Lathrop’s No. 1 singles player, and No. 3 Ann Maree Barber defeated Araceli Gonzalez and Hanna Lucero, respectively, in the VOL match.

“We’ve talked a lot about stamina and how matches are won when players are able to outlast their opponents,” said Spartans coach Arabella Whitlock.

Andrades won in two sets, 6-2, 6-3, as did Barber, 6-4, 6-1.

Kim Victoria, Lathrop’s No. 4 singles player, fell to Samantha Nguyen.

“Kim battled but she wasn’t able to shut down her opponent,” Whitlock said.

The Spartans welcomed the return of Eden Baca, who played at the No. 6 singles spot.

“She just came off of an injury so it was good to have her back on the court,” said the Lathrop coach. “Eden has improved so much from last year – she’s still pretty raw but has a strong desire to beat her opponent while pushing herself beyond her ability.”

Lathrop will host Oakdale on Thursday.

Girls golf

East Union 259,
 Lathrop 390

Brooke Riley is one of the top golfers in the area.

She continued to prove just that by shooting a 34 over nine holes in the Lancers’ VOL win over the Spartans.

Riley also earned medalist honors.

Teammate Brittany Conijn finished six strokes behind with a 40. Rebecca Leonard and Kendra Campbell both carded 45s for East Union while Michaela Pangburn (47) and Allison Tajii (48) finished a few strokes back.

Chloe Malicoat (55) posted the top score for Lathrop.

The Spartans will host Kimball and Sierra takes on East Union at the Manteca Park Golf Course on Thursday.

Boys soccer

Delhi 3, Lathrop 1

The Spartans are trying to mend up before the start of next week’s VOL play.

“We’re hoping to get healthy before league starts (next week),” coach Alfredo Reynaga said.

Still, Lathrop kept pace with host Delhi on Tuesday before losing ground in the second half. “We controlled the tempo,” he added.

Down 1-0, Lathrop tied the game thanks to a goal by Gary Sandhu.

The score stayed deadlocked until Delhi scored twice later in the non-league affair.