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Manteca takes 2 straight Buff Cups
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Conquering their second consecutive Buff Cup title seemed like an obligation for the Manteca Buffaloes, demolishing both of their final opponents to walk away with back-to-back Buff Cup titles Saturday at Manteca High.

Manteca finished an exemplary run through its host tournament, outscoring their opponents 17-2 on the way to the tournament title.

“The girls always get excited about winning our own tourney,” Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg said. “The girls played hard, and they played well. Our first two games we came out and I really didn’t think we looked all that impressive.

“But over the course of the last four games we are starting to come around.”

Sammie Morris seems to be in midseason form, putting three goals in the net in the first game and dishing out three assists in the title match. Morris assisted Airenne Curry’s goal in the fifth minute of the championship, and found Sialei Manuleleua twice to put the finishing touches on the Bret Harte.

Curry scored twice in the Los Banos win and freshman Chenayi Tavaziva connected for a goal in each win.

Katie Davis also got in on the act for the Buffaloes, closing out the Los Banos win with her only score.

The Buffaloes will have to put the tournament run out of their heads quick, as they travel to Stockton to take on Lincoln High waiting on the club Monday.

“It’s still early for us,” Coenenberg said. “Winning is obviously nice, because the girls have to learn to win I think, so that’s good. But to me, I believe that the (Valley Oak League) is the toughest league around.

“With Sierra, East Union and the Oakdale, it’s going to be a battle, so we want to do everything we can to get our team ready.”

Weston Ranch 1, Stagg 0
Weston Ranch 3, Linden 2
The Weston Ranch Cougars were able to close the Buff Cup in style, collecting the consolation championship with a 1-0 win over Stagg Saturday.

Marisa Bradshaw connected on a penalty kick in the game’s 22nd minute and the lone goal held up for the Cougars’ third place finish.

Bradshaw also collected Weston Ranch’s first goal in their 3-2 win over Linden, and came back with an assit on the Cougars’ final goal from Alexia Sanchez.

Weston Ranch will try and use the strong finish as momentum as they hop back on the pitch Tuesday when they travel to Stockton to take on the Bear Creek Bruins.