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Freshman Gomez scores hat trick for Lathrop
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The Lathrop High boys soccer team overcame a late start Wednesday to blank Weston Ranch, 3-0.

Leading the way was Felipe Gomez, a recent call-up from the frosh-soph team who scored all three goals in the second half for the hat trick.

Ramiro Ceja and Rafael Rubalcaba were each credited with an assist. Gomez, a freshman, also scored in Monday’s 2-2 tie with Oakdale.

“Four goals in two games– that’s outstanding,” Lathrop coach Rudy Almeida said. “One of our top scorers, Roberto Duran, has been out with an injury so we pulled Gomez up to varsity. I knew he had what it takes to compete at this level.”

Game started about half hour late became officials were no shows.

With the win, the Spartans (2-1-1, 8-5-2 overall) kept pace with the Valley Oak League’s leaders. Weston Ranch dropped to 1-3 in league, 3-8 overall.

Manteca 2, Sonora 1

Marcus Montano broke a 1-1 tie by blasting a kick from the corner of the box for the go-ahead goal with 30 seconds left in the VOL match at Sonora.

The Buffaloes (2-1-1, 7-3-1) trailed 1-0 at the half. But then Giovanni Marin came through with a second-half goal. Montano later put Manteca ahead.

“Sonora is always a tough place to play,” said Manteca coach Justin Coenenberg. “We’re happy to come away from there with a win.”

This VOL match also started late but, in this case, due to a break-down in transportation.

East Union 4, Oakdale 1

Jairo Baires and Scott Fisher scored twice in the Lancers’ victory at Oakdale.

The first of Baires’ two goals was unassisted, with his other goal being assisted by Jordan Kron.

East Union (3-1, 5-8) made it 3-1 on the Fisher goal assisted by Dante Paquini.

Fisher added some insurance in the second half, sinking a goal.

The Lancers will take on Kimball on Monday.

Sierra 4, Kimball 0

Jose Acosta scored a pair of first-half goals and Bryan Ramos and Joel Bolling later added some insurance scores for Timberwolves (3-0-1, 9-2-1).

Sierra also kept on the attack, taking 10 shots at goal compared to Kimball’s two attempts.

Golf

Manteca 306, Weston Ranch 36

Lauren Tico’s score was good enough for the Buffaloes to win the tie breaker on Wednesday.

She shot a 69 but had the better of the throw-out scores.

Kaylie Grimes led Manteca with a 53 at Manteca Park Golf Course. Weston Ranch was paced by Janel Mungcal, who carded a 58. In addition, Emily Medeiros shot a 59 for Weston Ranch. Brooke Mejorado of Manteca finished the front nine with a 60.