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EU back to its old tricks in big win over Hawks
Jackie Ketner tees off on Hole 9 Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course, where the Lancers toppled Central Valley. - photo by BRANDON PETERSEN
They don’t rebuild.

They reload.

A year ago, after losing several pieces off what many considered the best girls golf team ever to tee off East Union, the Lancers went out and turned in the best season in school history.

This year, with the losses of Krysta Clark and Lindsay Shoot looming large, the Lancers will once again look to a new group of leaders to continue the winning tradition.

So far, so good.

Led by Jillian Goulart’s 6-over-par 43 Wednesday afternoon at Manteca Park Golf Course, the Lancers took it to Central Valley in the first Valley Oak League match of the season, 237-374.

“We got exactly what we were hoping for, somewhere in the 230’s,” EU co-head coach Dennis Wells said. “Teamwise, we couldn’t have been happier with how the first league match went.”

Wells said that Goulart’s 43 was impressive, but could have been better, perhaps even a 39.

Jackie Ketner was outstanding, carding a 45, while both Francis Telles and Tori Souza carded 47’s.

First-year senior Katie Vaught impressed the coaching staff as well, turning in a 55, while Krystal Young carded a 69 for the throw-out.

“I was really impressed with Katie,” Wells said. “This is her first year playing and she did a great job out there today.”

East Union will continue its hunt for a fourth consecutive VOL championship when its hosts Oakdale today at Manteca Park.

— Brandon Petersen