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GIRLS SOCCER: Shinn’s hat trick lifts Sierra past Oakdale
Game ends early after coach leaves field
Bulletin girls soccer 2018-19
Sierra standout Jadyn Shinn blasts a shot past Oakdale defender Maquel Besson on Wednesday. Shinn scored three goals in the 4-1 victory. - photo by Photo By Sean Kahler

Tiana Cello teed it up from the penalty spot looking to put the finishing touches on another lopsided girls soccer win for Sierra on Wednesday.
She never got to take the shot.
The officials instead decided to end the Valley Oak League match with visiting Oakdale prematurely at about the 76th. The first-place Timberwolves won 4-1, getting three goals and an assist from Jadyn Shinn.
Coach Grace Fernandes and Mustangs supporters voiced their disapproval of the official’s decision that led up to the penalty kick. Sierra (8-0 VOL, 20-2-1 overall) was awarded its second PK of the night after Cello drew the foul inside the box. Moments later, Fernandes turned and headed for the parking lot.
“I’ve coached a long time and I have never seen that before,” Sierra coach Manuel Pires said, calling the act “disrespectful.”
Cello may have been denied of the scoring opportunity, but her impact was already felt. She earlier netted the goal of the night, a right-footed poke from a nearly impossible angle near the right corner flag. The sophomore forward was also fouled early in the second half for the Timberwolves’ first PK that was put away by Shinn for the hat trick.
The Cal-bound Shinn sandwiched Cello’s first-half goal with two of her own, working off assists from Zoe Willson and Jenna Villanueva. Sierra’s all-time leading scorer now has 31 goals and 16 assists on the season.
“When you play league opponents twice it’s not easier the second time you play them,” Pires said. Sierra defeated the Mustangs (2-5-2, 6-8-3) by a more decisive 7-1 margin a month ago. “We were prepared for it and took care of business.”
Sierra next heads to Manteca on Monday.

Manteca 1, Kimball 1
TRACY — A friendly bounce off the artificial turf at Don Nicholson Stadium helped Kimball (2-4-3 VOL, 5-8-5 overall) come away with the tie.
The Jaguars got their goal on a set piece from distance. The ball was lofted into the box and bounced high over Manteca keeper Aimee Meier (10 saves). The Buffaloes (4-2-3, 7-6-5) remain solidly in third place and on pace for a postseason berth despite the result.
Their goal came in the second half when Kaley Miller was taken out in the penalty box. Caitlynn Wong delivered on the ensuing PK.

Lathrop 6, Pacheco 1

LOS BANOS — Kassandra Ceja fired four first-half goals and added an assist, helping Lathrop (6-3, 7-7-1) set up its big showdown with third-place Johansen in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Spartans previously downed Johansen 6-0 and head to the Modesto school next Monday. They are eyeing their first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth, but only the top three squad sin the WAC advance.
Alessandra Giordano contributed one goal and two assists on Wednesday. Freshman Isa Paniagua accounted for Lathrop’s other goal, Emmi Arauzo dished out two assists and Kayla DeAnda had an assist.