MODESTO — Weston Ranch was again denied its first victory of the season Monday against Central Catholic, which celebrated senior night with a 3-0 win.
The host Raiders (2-7 Valley Oak League, 4-8-2 overall) scored all of the goals in the second half. They also had a three-goal outburst in the second half in their first meeting against Weston Ranch (0-8, 0-14-2), rolling to a 4-2 triumph.
Coach Gabe Padilla said his Cougars had chances to take control of the game late in the first half.
“We had all the momentum in the last five minutes and had about five shots on goal, we just couldn’t put one in,” he said. “The second (goal they allowed) was rough and took the wind out the sails. This one stings a little bit, but the score doesn’t indicate how the game went.”
Weston Ranch continued to scrap while trailing by a goal in the second half after starting goalkeeper Evelyn Soria went down with an injury. She finished with seven saves. Kehura Ellerbe replaced her and had five saves.
Sierra 7, Oakdale 1
OAKDALE — Tiana Cello burned Oakdale (2-7 VOL, 5-8-2 overall) for five goals and an assist as the first-place Timberwolves (8-0, 18-1) notched their 11th straight win.
Jenna Villanueva added two goals and two assists. Preeya Singh and Melanie Nguyen each handed out an assist.
Michaela Bitle came up seven keeper saves, and Nguyen had two.
Central Catholic 3, Weston Ranch 1
Weston Ranch’s lone tally was an own goal. Venessa Lutz recorded six saves.
Sierra 2, Oakdale 0
Nathalya Yamamoto’s scoring header off a Presley Perez cross highlighted the T’wolves road win. Becca Thomson doubled the lead, rebounding a shot initially taken by Lela Schuler.