East Union’s girls soccer team battled Lincoln to a scoreless tie after one half of play, but got things going in the second, erupting for four second-half goals in their 4-0 shutout victory over Lincoln Wednesday.
Marissa King broke the tie with two goals in a span of three minutes. Meghan Wallace assisted the first goal and Kayla Lamont assisted the second.
Wallace would get in on the goals nest, converting on an assist from Gina Dias. Dias would notch the Lancers (5-0-2) final goal, turning in the score on a toss from Rose Wood. Ashley Almeida blanked the Trojans from the net, preserving the shutout with several second half saves.
“In the second half we focused on playing to feet and maintaining possession,” East Union head coach Jim Todd said. “I could tell our grass demanded an adjustment from their play on their familiar turf field.
“We were very pleased with the outcome.”
The Lancers will be back on the pitch Saturday with their three-team round-robin tournament with Pitman and Enochs. The weekend tournament will be the club’s final tune-up before opening the Valley Oak League season with a road test against the Sierra Timberwolves.
Ripon 217, Riverbank 323
The Indians had little difficulty destroying Riverbank, handling the Bruins by more than 100 strokes Wednesday in Trans Valley League action.
Zach Capel led Ripon with a medalist-earning round of 41, followed closely by Jason Williamson who shot a 42. Nick Sharp finished with a 42, while Cole Bagdasarian and Nick Mendonca both shot a 42.
East Union 9, Calaveras 0
Kristen Borst tossed a complete game for the Lancers, striking out 16 and leading East Union to a 9-0 win over Calaveras.
Shelby Hart was 3-for-4 with a double for East Union, while Savina Brandy was 2-for-5.
Junior Varsity Golf
Ripon 211, Hilmar 221
The Indians finished off Hilmar by 10-strokes at Jack Tone Golf Course, taking the TVL match.
Jeff Moulyn led the way with a seven-over 38. Austin Howard (40), Brock Herrin (42), and Michael Miller (45) all followed Moulyn. Teammate Matt Ueker rounded out the five-some with a nine-hole round on 46.