MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The East Union girls soccer team had a strong first showing under new head coach Carlos Gaspar, getting goals from six different players Thursday in a 6-1 rout of Mountain House.
Sophomores Sonia Ruiz and Gennae Ramirez accounted for one apiece and are two of seven underclassmen on the roster. Other goal scorers were Gabriella Cruz, Taysna McGuire, Savannah Hudson and Natasha Honore. The Lancers outshot Mountain House (0-2), 27-3.
Freshmen Kylie Mendez and Malia Allen shared time at goal.
“We have a young squad and we’re still putting the pieces together,” said Gaspar, who led East Union’s frosh-soph squad to the Valley Oak League title last year. “Our defense was solid today.”
East Union should get a stiffer test in its next contest, which doubles as a homecoming for Gaspar. On Saturday, the Lancers head to Santa Clara, the coach’s alma mater, to square off with the Central Coast Section’s reigning Division I co-champion.
The match kicks off at 1 p.m.
Ripon Christian 95, Waterford 46
RIVERANK — Waterford could not keep up with the brisk pace set by Ripon Christian in this Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament opener.
The Knights led 21-19 before breaking it wide open by outscoring Waterford 53-15 in the middle quarters. Andrew Vander Weide paced RC’s balanced scoring with 25 points. Jadon Vander Molen added 18 points, freshman Braden Van Groningen had 17 and Jacob Vander Hoek 16.
Michael Vivo drained six 3-pointers and finished with 19 points for Waterford.
Ripon Christian 68, Millennium 9
ESCALON — The Knights (1-1) are on their way to the consolation title game after a dominant effort in the Pete Arellano Memorial Lions Club Tournament.
Ripon Christian led 21-0 after the first quarter and 62-4 at halftime. Renee Heida poured in 20 points, Morgan Van Elderen contributed 14 and Rilee Beidleman had nine.
Ripon Christian rounds out tourney action with Franklin tonight.
Ripon 56, Downey 41
MODESTO — The Indians (2-0) fared well without the services of Reina Sausedo, the team’s top returning player who is nursing a sore calf muscle.
Sophomore Tianna Sidtikun started in her place, finishing with a game-high 15 points. Mia Van Lewen pitched in with 11 points and six rebounds, and Savannah Clark added 10 points.
Abigail Van Diepen scored 13 points to pace Downey (0-2), while Madison Price added 11.
Frosh-soph girls soccer
East Union 5,
Mtn. House 0
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Jasmine Mast scored a pair of goals in the Lancers’ shutout vicory.
Kaylee Gines, Jasmine Ruiz and Tiffany Liebelp chipped in one each.