East Union’s girls golf team appears to be peaking going into its big match with Valley Oak League-leading Oakdale.
Led by Natalie Cowan’s season-best 2-over-par 39, the Lancers beat Sierra handily, 232-320 Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course. Cowan had a chance to finish even lower at the end but missed a 3-foot putt on hole 9.
“She’s working really hard at it and improving,” East Union coach Dennis Wells said. “The way she’s been playing of late, she’s had the potential to shoot like that.”
East Union improved to 7-1 in league. Kendra Campbell turned in a solid runner-up 43 score. Hayley Leonard and Kennedy Goodnough each carded a 49, and Presley Graham added a 52.
Sierra (2-6) was paced by Bryanna Gavino’s 49. Haileee Looney followed with a 56, Hallie Trczinski a 61, Andie Gonzales a 75 and Kailee Lencioni a 79.
East Union hosts Oakdale next Tuesday, while Sierra heads to Dryden Creek to face Central Catholic.
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TRACY — East Union nearly pulled out the victory Tuesday.
Kimball’s Shreya Ravi held off Angel Volk 7-6 (1), 7-6 (7) at No. 3 singles, and No. 4 Tiffany Nguyen came away with a 2-6, 6-0, 6-0 win. The Lancers’ lone singles win came from No. 2 Isabel Moreno, who battled back for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Maaham Hassan.
East Union’s other points came from doubles matches. Hailey Huber-Gosney and Nadia Cardona tallied a 6-1, 6-1 win in the No. 2 contest, and at No. 3, Julia Telles and Giana Telles prevailed, 6-2, 6-1.