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East Union takes fifth straight Sierra Invitational title
East Union won the Sierra Invitational title at Manteca Park Golf Course Wednesday. Pictured are, from left: Jordan Vinson, Brooke Riley, Dennis Wells, Angelique Cardoza, Kimmy LaMar, Brian Goulart, Brittany Ugalino and Breanna Perkins. - photo by Photo Contributed

Led by medalist Brooke Riley, East Union captured its fifth consecutive Sierra Invitational title Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.

The Lady Lancers dominated the 15-team field, scoring a 429 against runner-up Merced’s 474. Lincoln returned home with the third-place plaque, edging St. Mary’s with a tiebreaker. The Stockton rivals both turned in a 488.

Riley, a freshman, finished 1-over 73 to earn top honors individually. East Union co-head coach Dennis Wells said Riley tied the tournament record set by former Lancer standout Krysta Clark.

Eight players were awarded all-tournament selections, including East Union’s Jordan Vinson (85) and Angelique Cardoza (88). Vinson was the second-place finisher. Also scoring for EU were Kimmy LaMar (91) and Brittany Ugalino (92).

“Shooting a 429 is a pretty good score,” Wells said. “We can still improve here and there, but overall I’m real happy with where we’re at right now.”

Manteca High (543) and tourney host Sierra (559) placed 10th and 12th, respectively.

Scoring for Manteca were Kaylie Grimes (103), Kate Hankins (103), Brooke Mejorado (107), Caitlyn Leppere (111) and Nicole Brown (119).

Lexus Barnes paced Sierra with a 96 and was followed by Elia Vazquez (114), Kaitlea Maestas (116), Vanessa Rodriguez (116) and Melanie Kiesel (117).

Valley Oak League

Kimball 259, Weston Ranch 301

Weston Ranch played its final regular-season match at Tracy’s Old River Golf Course and posted its best score of the season.

Jonelle Mungcal led the Cougars with a 48 and finished second to Kimball’s Lydia Nolan (43). Lydia McDonald (53), Amira Areja (60) and Gwenavere Brown (70) all posted their lowest scores of the season.


East Union 6, Sonora 3

In Sonora, the Lady Lancers (5-6) put themselves in position to break even in the regular season after starting out with three straight losses.

Rebekah Jacobson (6-2, 6-0), Brooke Niendorf (6-1, 6-4) and Nikki Reichmuth (6-0, 6-1) won in straight sets in singles play. In the No. 3 contest, Amanda Lopez dropped a heartbreaking 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-7 (5-7) defeat to Stephanie Chung.

East Union takes on Kimball in Tracy today.