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GIRLS SOCCER: Silva sparks MHS offense in morning mauling of Lathrop
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An early-morning start time did not stop Manteca from breaking out of its offensive slump Friday against visiting Lathrop.
Sophomore midfielder Jordyn Silva spearheaded the outburst with two goals and two assists, and the Buffaloes rolled 6-0 in a non-league match that started at 9 a.m. They came off back-to-back road losses to Ripon and Sierra and scored just one goal in each of their last five matches.
Kaylee Gines provided the early spark with the first two goals of the game — and her first two as a Buffalo. The transfer from East Union played in her third contest for Manteca (5-5-3) after the Sac-Joaquin Section-imposed Sit-Out Period.
Freshman Caitlyn Wong also scored twice and had an assist. Kaley Miller contributed an assist. Willow Stearns and Aimee Meier split goalkeeping duties and combined for 14 saves.
Manteca also won the junior varsity match, 6-0.
Manteca resumes Valley Oak League action next Wednesday at Weston Ranch. Lathrop (3-5-1) heads to Los Banos on Monday for a Western Athletic Conference matchup.

East Union 3, Kimball 2
TRACY — East Union (4-0, 10-1-1 overall) can now shift its focus on cross-town rival and defending VOL champion Sierra after surviving a bit of a scare at Don Nicholson Stadium.
“Kimball is a different team at home,” EU coach Carlos Gaspar said. “It was not the prettiest game of soccer but we’re glad to get out of there with the win.”
The Jaguars (1-3, 4-7-1) scored the first and fourth goals in the opening half as the two teams went into the break tied at 2-2. Jasmine Mejia knotted it at 1-1 early on for East Union before tallying the go-ahead goal in the second half. Taylor Campbell gave the Lancers their first lead with a long-range shot.
The junior varsity game ended in a 1-1 stalemate, and Celeste Guerrero provided the lone goal for the Lancers.
East Union hosts Sierra on Monday.

Sierra 11, Central Catholic 1
Freshman Kaitlyn Berdiago registered a hat trick and was one of six different players to score for Sierra (4-0, 16-2-1), which struck for eight goals in the second half.
Tiana Cello, Jadyn Shinn and Zoe Wilson each had two goals, while Callie Crain and Juliana Rodriguez added one apiece. Yasmin Ballew assisted two goals. Michaela Bitle, Bella Castro and Annalise Paule each contributed an assist.
Bitle started at goalie and had one save. Shinn replaced her late in the second half.