It didn’t take Sialei Manuleleua long to strike in the Manteca High girls soccer team’s 8-0 Valley Oak League win over visiting Weston Ranch Monday.
She scored her first and only goal in the fifth minute. For the remainder of the match, she focused on getting the rest of the team involved.
Manuleleua played a role in seven out of the eight scoring plays, as she finished with six assists.
Freshman Avigail Mayen assisted Manuleleua’s goal and was rewarded with her own goal in the second half. Esmeralda Cuenca netted two goals.
Also scoring were Cassie Outlaw, Adaeze Nkwocha, Sammie Morris and Jasmine Odell. Tatiana Jimenez pitchd in with an assist.
All told, Manteca (2-0, 8-2-1 overall) torched Weston Ranch (0-2, 0-7-1) for 36 shot attempts while allowing just two. Buffalo keeper Jimi Guibor had one save.
Manteca will get more of a test at Sierra Wednesday night.
Manteca 5, Weston Ranch 0
Melissa Wood paced the Buffaloes (2-0, 4-4-1) with two goals. Adrianna Hernandez, Cassandra Molina and Ashley Tarango added one apiece.
Manteca 232, Lathrop 345
In a makeup match of last week’s Valley Oak League opener, Tim Baker shot a solid 5-over 42 to spearhead the Buffaloes (1-0, 2-1 overall) at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Following suit were Justin Morrish (46), Kyle Howard (47), Davey Tolbert (47) and Raymond Tinnin (50). Lathrop was led by Andrew Aquino and Corey Baker, who each carded a 63.
Weston Ranch 5, Sonora 4
Sonora was able to take four of the six singles matches to make it close.
The difference for Weston Ranch (3-0) was at doubles, where it got a big three-set win — 7-6, 2-6, 6-1 — from the No. 3 tandem of Ajay Bainiwal and Mark Legaspi. Chai Saepharn and Arjun Singh claimed the No. 1 match, 6-4, 6-2; and Ion Obiso and Tejpaul Bainiwal prevailed, 7-6, 7-5.
The Cougars’ singles points came from No. 3 Kevin Yamayoshi (4-6, 6-1, 6-2) and No. 5 Adrian Andrade (6-4, 6-2).
“We were lucky to escape with a win today,” Weston Ranch coach Jason Furtado said. “Sonora came out ready to play, and we seemed flat and unprepared. Luckily, our doubles picked up the slack and were able to carry the team.
“I was proud of the way our guys were able to step up when it looked like we were down and out. They proved to me that they have some resiliency and heart.”