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EU finishes 3rd in Lancer Pride Cup
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Sierra’s Tristan Gonzalez (12) follows his shot in a 2-0 win over Tracy on Saturday. - photo by DAVE CAMBPELL The Bulletin

TRACY – Tournament host East Union downed Sierra 3-2 on Saturday for third place in the Lancer Pride Cup at Legacy Fields. 

The Lancers (3-2-2) took a 3-0 first-half lead behind goals by Jorge Ochoa (Jonathan Quintana assist), Alex Arroyo (Quintana assist) and Gio Padilla (German Gonzalez assist). 

Gerardo Sanchez scored a pair of unassisted goals for the Timberwolves (3-3) in the second half.  

“We had some sloppy play and lack of intensity but in the second half we picked up the energy,” Sierra coach Joe Pires said. “It was a very good game by both teams and a good way to end the pre-season.

“We are a very young team with four freshman playing varsity and a good returning group. With winning the VOL last year the spot light is on us we expect a very competitive season.” 

East Union 2, McClatchy 2 

Andrew Ramos and Gio Padilla scored for the Lancers on assists from Jorge Ochoa and Jonathan Quintana.

Sierra 2, Tracy 0

Joey Velasquez and Brayan Nunez each had an unassisted goal for the Timberwolves. 

Weston Ranch 2, Stagg 1 

STOCKTON – Late in the game Jesus Vega scored the eventual winning goal for the visiting Cougars (4-3) on an assist by Emson Villa on Friday in non-league action.

Elvin Bolanas gave Weston Ranch a 1-0 lead in the first half with an assist by Bryan Rodriguez.

The win came at a cost when Cougars starting defensive mid Izaac Cruz broke his collarbone late in the second half. 

“He is likely done for the year,” Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros said of Cruz. “He has been playing outstanding at the 8 position.