TRACY — Anchored by a trio of sub-50 scores, Lathrop High’s boys golfers were able to squeak out a 258-265 win over Sierra in a Valley Oak League dual match at Old River Golf Course on Tuesday.
Reigning All-Area Golfer of the Year Christian Guzman paced the Spartans (2-0) with a 5-over 41. Luke Marcello pitched in a 45 and Mads Boellert carded a 48. Sebastian Iniquez and Andrew Lam contributed a 56 and 68, respectively.
Michael Erdman led Sierra with a 51. Antonio Sampson and Jackie Thai each scored a 53, while Damian Simon and Jose Munoz each registered a 54.
Manteca 3, Venture Academy 0
Manteca continued its dominant start, sweeping past Venture Academy, 25-15, 25-11, 25-19.
The Buffaloes improved to 5-0 going into their road match with Brookside Christian tonight.
Kylan Chandler led the charge with seven kills, five digs and two blocks. Cameron Reis added five kills and a block. Kyle Bolding also rapped five kills to go with four assists.
Jonathan Borres distributed 15 assists and contributed three kills to the offense. Kyle Reis picked up nine digs and served a pair of aces.
Ceres 3, Ripon 0
CERES — Ripon (1-2) dropped a closely-contested opening set and ultimately fell, 24-26, 17-25, 22-25.
Brandon States and Mitchell Ulrich drubbed four kills apiece, and Dylan Sexton recorded seven assists and two aces to lead the attack. Isaiah Thompson chipped in three aces, and Trent Hawes led the defense with 11 digs.
Los Banos 3, Sierra 0
Visiting Los Banos rolled to a 25-7, 25-18, 25-17 victory.
Carson Hibbs finished with four kills and two digs for Sierra. Ric Garcia turned in seven digs.
Ceres 2, Sierra 0
Ankush Banipal had two kills and an ace to lead Sierra. Manjot Singh served a pair of aces to go with a dig.
Rainbow Field Tourney
East Union crushed the competition on Saturday, first with a 17-2 thumping of Golden Valley. The Lancers later blanked Beyer, 17-0.
Callie Blevins Bronder highlighted East Union’s blowout of Golden Valley with a grand slam and a two-run single in the first inning. Emma Silva went 2 for 3 with a triple, a double and four RBIs. Ariana Harris went 3 for 3 with a triple and a double against Beyer.
Kaitlyn Leal pitched both games, giving up three hits and four walks over eight innings.