Manteca’s boys soccer team did not wait long to rebound from its tough showing in its own Buffalo Cup tournament.
Five different goal scorers found the net on Monday, and the Buffaloes routed Gustine 5-1 at Guss Schmeidt Field. They lost their final two contests of the tournament Saturday, including a 3-2 setback against West in the third-place match.
“We struggled a little bit in the second half of the Buff Cup, but tonight we came back and really made a statement,” Manteca coach Daniel Guevara said. “We were able to maintain possession on their side of the field. It was a really big turnaround from where it was on Saturday.”
Harshawn Singh, Juan Cuenca, Alexis Lopez, Steven Aguilar and Brian Sanchez accounted for Manteca’s goals. Goalie Matsua Garcia-Mendez picked up five saves.
Manteca (3-2) resumes its busy nonleague schedule today at Sonora.
“I like that we’re playing a lot of games,” Guevara said. “I have 22 players on the roster and everybody has been playing. I’d say we have about 10 different goal scorers already.”
East Union 4, Cordova 0
In this battle of Lancers at Dino Cunial Field, it was host East Union (2-1) that prevailed in a shutout behind a balanced scoring effort.
Taysha McGuire, Jennae Ramirez, Taylor Campbell and Natasha Honore netted one goal apiece. Freshmen goalies Malia Allen and Kylie Mendez combined for the clean sheat.
Lincoln 4, Manteca 1
STOCKTON — Kaitlynn Funsch scored the lone goal for the Buffaloes (2-2) off a feed from Alexa Mayen, making it 3-1 in the second half.
Aimee Meier turned in five saves at goal.
Manteca 53, Gregori 49
MODESTO — Jayda Jackson poured in 19 points to help Manteca even its record to 1-1.
Selena Lopez contributed with 11 points, and freshman point guard Kyariah Jacobs scored nine to go with six rebounds. Sarah Inderbitzin added six points and nine rebounds, while Chandler Nieman pulled down 10 boards.
Manteca opens the Lincoln Trojan Clash against Kennedy on Thursday starting at 8 p.m.
F/S girls soccer
East Union 9, Cordova 0
Melanie Gonzalez fired four goals, and Kaylee Gines added two of her own in the lopsided victory.
Kaylee Armstrong, Jasmine Mast and Illeana Carrillo scored one each, while Jennifer Lopez recorded a pair of assists.