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EU golf takes 2nd
Oak Ridge ends Lancers 7-year reign
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Natalie Gowan of East Union chips her ball out of the rough during the Sierra Invitational at Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday. - photo by Photo By Sean Kahler

The East Union High girls golf team put together a strong overall performance in the annual Sierra Invitational on Wednesday.

In doing so, they took second place in the tough field consisting defending Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament champion Oak Ridge, which captured the 18-hole event held at the Manteca Park Golf Course. 

The Lancers were edged out by Oak Ridge in the 19-team field, 409-427, but finished two strokes better than Rocklin (429), which won the Masters title two years ago.

Brooke Riley, East Union’s No. 1 golfer, tied Beah Cruz of Christian Brothers for the top score. Both shot 70 to share medalist honors, but Cruz was declared the winner via tiebreaker (back-nine score).

“Brooke finished strong, birdying three of the last four holes,” Lancers coach Brian Goulart said.

He was also thrilled with the efforts turned in by his No. 2 player Rebecca Leonard, who shot an 84 including a 40 on the front nine, and sophomore Natalie Cowan. She carded an 86 while shooting a 39 on the back nine.

Brittany Conjin, East Union’s No. 5 player, also sizzled on the back nine, shooting a 40 and tallying an overall 92. Chloe Cardenas (95) and Allie Tajii (100) rounded out the scoring.

“We need to be balanced like that for every match,” Goulart said. “Consistent scores is our goal from here on out.”

Host Sierra posted a 537 – finishing ninth, in the process – and was led by McKenna Doyle, who shot a 95.

Manteca (589) was also part of the field, getting a 108 from No. 2 golfer Alyssa Gutierrez.

The Timberwolves were made up of Kayla Wilson (111), Legacy Barnes (109), Arlena Gavino (107), Bryanna Gavino (115) and Kaitlyn Looney (120).

Rounding out the scoring for the Buffaloes were Kylee Eberle (117), Haighley Kissee (119), Sierra Martinez (118), Breanna Pease (127) and Kate Botell (152).

The top 10 teams also included Heritage (469), El Capitan (471), Christian Brothers (473), Vacaville (474), Buhach Colony (492), and St. Mary’s (549).

The East Union Lancers won this event for the past seven years. Given the strength of the field, they’ll gladly take second place at least for now.


Oakdale 226,

Lathrop 310

FRENCH CAMP — Taylor Stewart led Oakdale with a 2-over 34 at French Camp Golf Course. Taylor Stewart added a 34.Vialsy Cabrales carded a 59 for Lathrop.



Ripon 3,

Mountain House 0

RIPON — The Indians made quick work of the first-year varsity Mustangs on Wednesday, rolling to a 25-7, 25-17, 25-12 sweep.

Samantha McCreath pounded 10 kills in the Trans-Valley League win. Courtney Slamon contributed three blocks, Ashley Eisenga served four aces, Stephanie Petlansky dished out 28 assists and Alaina Cornilsen added 12 digs.



Weston Ranch 8,

Kimball 1

STOCKTON — The Cougars won four three-set matches in singles while sweeping all three doubles contests for the win.

Jaskirat Kaur downed Maxine Jaque 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match. April Vang (6-1, 7-5), Chyanne Sysouphan (6-0, 3-6, 10-6), Aileen Velasquez (3-5, 6-4, 10-2) and Rubi Sanchez (4-6, 6-1, 10-6) contributed victories. 

Vi Troung/Jasdeep Hothi (6-2, 6-0), Rashmeet Toger/Alyssa Ryan (6-1, 6-1) and Deepa Singh/Sandra Chacon (6-0, 6-0) were doubles winners.