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GIRLS SOCCER: EU kicks off Pride Cup with blowout win
EU Girls Pride Cup
East Union's Kaylee Mejia (7) gets a shot off in front of Summerville's Kiana Thomas. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

East Union opened up the Lancer Pride Cup Friday morning with a dominating 7-0 win over Summerville at Dino Cunial Field.

“It was a good game,” Lancers coach Jason Silva said. “We have a long way to go. The team is still coming together but we have a lot of potential.

“I thought we moved the ball pretty well but we definitely need to pick it up a little bit more before we start playing some of the more elite teams in our league.”

Jenna Campbell notched a hat trick for East Union (3-0), with her third goal being a highlight-reel header off of a corner kick from Olivia Morgan.

“I try and get that ball into the net any way possible,” Campbell said. “I didn’t score much last year but this year I am in a better track I think.”

Tallon Cervantes added two goals for the Lancers with Chloe Silva (two assists) and Laisha Silva chipping in a goal apiece. Campbell, Olivia Morgan Stefany Perez and Chelsea Keathly each had an assist.

Mackenzie Weber led a stifling Lancers defense that allowed just one shot for the Bears.

“We play with four backs so we have two in the middle and we work as a unit so as one steps up one goes behind,” Weber said. “That’s how we shut them down.”

East Union concludes pool play this morning at 8 against Mountain House.


East Union 1, West 0

Cervantes scored on an assist from Silva in a second-round contest played on a foggy quagmire.

“We scored early and controlled most of game,” coach Silva said. “And then the fog rolled in.

“It was a sloppy game and we were lucky to hang on.”


Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup

Sierra 10, Weston Ranch 0

The Timberwolves (2-0-1) jumped out to a 7-0 first-half lead in opening-round action of their tournament Saturday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

Jocelin Roa (three assists), Annika Rose (two assists) and Annika Beal led a balanced Sierra attack with two goals apiece. Zoie Willson (assist), Presley Perez, Becca Thomson and Annalise Paule each added a goal and Alexus Rossi had an assist.

Sophia Barrera had five saves for the Cougars (1-5-1).

Sierra concludes pool play this morning at 10:45 against Patterson and at the same time Weston Ranch faces Bear Creek. 


Sierra 4, Bear Creek 0

The Timberwolves scored all of their goals in the first half with Roa notching a hat trick and Lela Schluer posting the other Sierra goal.

Rose had two assists for the Timberwolves with Willson and Beall notching one apiece.


Patterson 8, Weston Ranch 2

Shelsea Yurivilca scored an unassisted goal for the Cougars and Yaritza Jiminez added a goal on an assist from Montserrat Ruiz-Perez. 

Anabelle Mayorka had nine saves for Weston Ranch.


Buff Cup

Manteca 10, Waterford 0

The Buffaloes (2-2) fought through pea-soup thick fog to stampede the Wildcats (0-1) in opening-round action at Guss Schmiedt Field.

“From what I could see, we were pretty much in control,” Manteca coach Justin Coenenberg said. “It was a good opportunity for everyone to play and everyone to contribute.“A lot of different players scored goals which is always good to see as we were able to out-possess them and move the ball around and we scored many different ways.”

Isabella Pires and Caitlynn Wong scored two goal apiece for the Buffaloes.

“It was a good game,” Pires said. “Playing defensive mid was a new position for me. I had a good time and was able to test out how to do things.”

Corrine Jones, Sienna Jones (assist), Galilea Sanchez (assist), Tatiana Orozco, Alysa Melendez and Coraima Medina added a goal each with Corrine Jones’ coming on a header off of a corner kick from Sanchez.

“It was a really good cross from Sanchez,” Jones said. “She had it really nice in the midfield, I saw an opportunity and I went for it.”

At 8:30 this morning Manteca faces Ripon Christian in a semifinal game and Waterford plays Riverbank.


Ripon Christian 2, Riverbank 1

Addison DeJong tallied both goals for the Knights (3-0-1)

“We had a strong first half going up 2-0,” Ripon Christian coach David Norris said. “Then the fog rolled in during the second half and it got a little wild.

“We gave up a goal toward the end and then things got a little tense, but we were able to hang on for the win.”

Tara Heida had four saves for the Knights and Ellie Kowes two. 

Ripon Christian faces Manteca this morning at 8:30 in a semifinal round.


Edison 5, Lathrop 2

Trailing 3-0 at halftime, the Spartans scored two goals in the second half by Ary Jones and Morgan Penko.

Lathrop plays Central Valley at 10 this morning.



Ripon 5, Downey 1

The Indians (5-0) continued their early-season roll despite the fog and an early deficit in Modesto. Downey jumped ahead in the seventh minute but could not keep up with Ripon.

Maddie Winter answered with the first of her three goals in the 10th minute, striking again in the 15th and 48th. Ines Rodriguez contributed a goal and an assist. Ariana Daniels scored once, while Jaydin Kroutil, Olivia Maragos and Grace Garza each had an assist.

Ripon finished with a 15-6 shot advantage. Ellena Parenti-Gomez collected five saves.