Oakdale wasn’t too happy about suffering its first Valley Oak League loss of the season against Lathrop on Tuesday.
Sierra witnessed that firsthand Thursday, suffering a 3-1 loss against VOL’s first-place club. “We didn’t play a good first half,” Sierra head coach Joe Pires said. “Credit Oakdale, they’re a good team. It’s their field and they play fast. They had us on our heels.”
Oakdale (8-1-1 VOL, 13-4-4 overall) led 1-0 at the halftime break and scored two more in the last 40 minutes to put Sierra (5-2-3, 9-5-4) in a 3-0 hole.
The Timberwolves received their only score from junior captain Juan Acosta on a penalty kick.
Sierra is in third place in the league race, sitting behind Oakdale and Manteca. Weston Ranch is in fourth, two points in back of the T’Wolves.
Oakdale sophomore Austin Burke had two goals and Oskar Nilsson had the third.
Sierra’s Manny Garcia finished with three saves.
The T’Wolves will resume VOL play Tuesday on the road against Kimball Tracy.
Manteca 4, Kimball 0
Manteca outshot the Jaguars 17-10 and cruised to a victory behind Jason Maravilla’s hat trick.
The Buffaloes improved to 7-2-1 VOL, 15-2-2 overall. Abdiel Chiquito had five saves.
Maravilla scored goals in the 13th, 36th and 59th minute. Kevin Rodriguez made it a 2-0 ball game in the 35th minute off a Brandon Landwehr assist (2).
Carlos Belmonte and Rodriguez also had assists.
“We did well from the beginning as far as possessing the ball,” Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg said. “Just an overall solid performance by everybody who was able to play today.”
Manteca will travel up the hill to face Sonora Tuesday.
Weston Ranch 6,
The Cougars took care of business thanks to a hat trick and two assists by sophomore Joseph Mayorca.
Hector Maldonado wasn’t bad, either. The Weston Ranch junior finished with two goals and two assists.
Sonora (2-7-1, 6-10-1) scored its only goal in the first half to make it 2-1, but Weston Ranch (5-4-1, 13-5-2) scored the next four unanswered to pull away.
“We were clicking offensively,” Weston Ranch head coach Francisco Cisneros said. “Joseph was working well with Hector tonight and that really helped us out.”
Kevin Medina had an assist in the 37th minute, which completed Mayorca’s hat trick and made it 4-1 going into the half.
Mariano Perez also had an assist and Alex Gonzalez scored the Cougars’ final score to make up the final.
Weston Ranch will host Lathrop Tuesday followed by Manteca Thursday.