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Ketner comes through again in Lancers win
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It was the Jillian and Jackie Show yet again Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course as Jackie Ketner (3-over-par 40) and Jillian Goulart (43) led the Lancers to their fourth straight win, 242-279.

Both Ketner and Goulart were at even par after 5 and Ketner was 1-under after sinking a birdie on three.

“We thought they were going to shoot their career lows,” EU co-head coach Dennis Wells said. “But they are having a hard time finishing.”

Frances Telles turned in a 47, and Tori Souza shot a 52. Krystal Young had a 60, and Katie Vaught turned in a 61.

EU (4-0) heads to Ceres Tuesday before a marquee matchup with Sierra Thursday.
Weston Ranch 337,
Ceres 369
The Cougars looked good Thursday at Van Buskirk in the win.

Emily Medeiros led the way with a 59, and both Courtney Duran and Brittney Jasper carded a 63. Michele Lord inked a 71, and rookie Micneisha Vaughn impressed in her first ever round, carding a respectable 81.

Sierra 13, Central Valley 2
Don’t look now, but Sierra No. 2 Vannida Nguyen is starting to make a name for herself.

Thursday in Ceres, Nguyen swept, 6-4, 6-0, 6-0.

“Vannida played very well,” Sierra head coach Arabella Whitlock said. “I’m very proud of her.”
Ann McFerran picked up a pair of 6-0 wins, and Natalie Ray impressed as well, winning 7-6 (5-2) and 6-1.

Kayla Erion and Mary Ann Baker won 10-3 and 10-2, while Stephanie Vanni and Jena Anderson imposed their will once again, 10-0, 10-0.

Sonora 11, East Union 4
After picking up just one point against the Wildcats a year ago, Thursday’s loss was by no means disheartening for the Lancers.

That was especially true for Shalane Jackson and Klasey Kachalkin who, after picking up a 10-3 win, battled all the way back from a 3-7 deficit to knock off Sonora’s No. 2, 10-7.

“That was unbelievable,” EU head coach Julia Bylow said. “We played out hearts out, and we were competitive today.”

Ashley Duenas impressed in her first appearance in the Top 7, taking her match with Sonora’s No. 3 to a tiebreaker before falling 5-7.

Meagan McCleary, Bylow’s rock at No. 1, collected a 6-4 win.


Manteca 2, Stagg 0
Mia Ramirez had eight kills in the 25-12, 25-22 win.

Myklynn Balmut had four kills, three blocks, eight service points and three aces.

Jessica Reeder had 16 assists, and Jessica Howard had five digs for the 3-1 Buffaloes.

Manteca 4, Tokay 2
Giovanni Marin had two goals, while Cameron Krippen and Isaac Jiminez had one each.

Ricardo Marin, Niko Gonzalez and Cesar Reyes all had assists.

Manteca (4-0) heads to Ceres Monday.

— Brandon Petersen