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Lancers avenge lone league loss to Sonora
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It wasn’t about revenge.

East Union’s defending Valley Oak League champion girls golf team had its conference winning streak of 61 halted by Sonora back on Sept. 7 and shot its worst score of the season at Phoenix Lake Golf Course.

At the more familiar Manteca Park Golf Course, the Lancers got payback, 249-280.

“It wasn’t a revenge thing, more so redemption of what they shot up there,” East Union coach Dennis Wells said. “We felt pretty good about winning, but not about our score. The girls were hoping to shoot in the 230s today.”

Still, it was a drastic turnaround from the Lancers’ last meeting with Sonora (7-2), which prevailed 257-281 in that match. The win broke up a three-way tie for first place in the VOL, leaving EU (7-1) and Oakdale (8-1) with one loss each.

Lancer ace Angelique Cardoza was the medalist with a 7-over-par 45, with Kailee Nuding trailing by a stroke. Jordan Vinson and Jenny Ketner each shot a 52, while Kimmy Lamar matched Sonora’s best individual score of 54 carded by Rachel Rosasco.

Sierra 287, Kimball 310

At Tracy Country Club’s par-37 front nine, Lexus Barnes paced the Timberwolves (4-5) with a 53 and was also the top finisher of the round.

Breanne Lenoci (56), Holly Cook (58), Tora Hohn (59) and Elia Vazquez (61) made up the rest of the team score. Lydia Nolan and Lilly Crag led Kimball with a 57 and 58, respectively.

Oakdale 252, Manteca 328

Mustang standout Mabel Wong finished 1-over 37 to spearhead the VOL co-leaders (8-1) at Oakdale Golf and Country Club.

For Manteca (2-7), Kaylie Grimes (56), Brooke Mejorado (57), Lauren Tico (64), Katie Dadasovich (75) and Caitlyn Leppere (76) factored into the team’s score.