Ripon wrapped up a second straight Trans-Valley League girls soccer title on Tuesday with a commanding 10-0 victory over Hughson on senior night.
“We’re ready for the playoffs,” Indians coach Bryce Perkins said. “We’re primed.”
They’ve been on a tear since their surprising 2-0 loss at Hilmar, which finishes as the runner-up no matter its outcome against Livingston on Thursday.
Ripon (9-1, 17-4-1 overall) heads to the postseason having outscored its last three opponents, 29-1.
Ariana Scholten was at the center of the latest blowout with her whopping five assists.
“She hasn’t really been banging away at the goal this season,” Perkins said of the team’s leading goal scorer last year. “She is doing more distributing and she sets everybody up. That’s kind of the role she has taken on and I’m proud of her for it.”
Freshman Ariana Daniels opened the onslaught with her goal in the ninth minute. The Indians later tallied five more goals in a 12-minute span to take a 6-0 halftime lead.
Maddie Winter finished with two goals, and Devaney Dougherty dished out two assists to go with her one goal.
Starting goalkeeper Ashley Pugh got to play outfield positions in the second half and contributed a goal and an assist. Recent junior varsity call-up Teagan Rosales recorded her first varsity goal, as did junior reserve Alexis Brush.
Aubree Pelon, Kailey Tijero and Sheylyn Pokorny scored one each. Kylee Duree replaced Pugh at goal and helped preserve the shutout with four saves.
Ripon Christian 3, Gustine 0
The Knights (12-0-1, 15-4-2 overall) earned their first Southern Athletic League championship since 2017.
Elle Van Wyngarden and Rachel Oosterman combined for the scoring sequences in Tuesday’s home match. Oosterman hit Van Wyngarden with a diagonal cross for a routine 1v1 in the 12th minute.
The duo struck again in the final 15 minutes. Van Wyngarden outworked the Gustine defense for her second goal of the game and later dished a cross to Oosterman for the final tally.
Defender Kirsi Vander Meulen and keeper Nicole Chapman (five saves) starred on the defensive end for the shutout. Ripon Christian caps the regular season with a third straight home match Thursday against Orestimba.
Ripon 7, Hughson1
Ripon gave up just its second goal in league play but finished undefeated for the lower-level crown.
Taylor Burton helped lead the attack with a hat trick, and Jaydin Kroutil handed out three assists.
Also contributing to the attack: Natalie Johnson (goal, assist), Makenna Pokorny (goal, assist), Danika Matuska (goal), Victoria Poortinga (goal), Ines Rodriguez (assist) and Peyton Naranjo (assist).