RIPON — Ripon Christian’s boys soccer team caught Delhi off guard to stake an early lead in a Southern League match Tuesday.
Unfortunately for the Knights, there was too much time left for them to hold the superior Hawks, as Delhi poured in four goals in the opening half and coasted to a 6-1 win.
Ripon Christian (2-7 SL, 4-12 overall) scored its quickest goal of the season when Cole Brouwer, working off a throw-in as Delhi was organizing its defense, crossed it to Drew Bakker.
“I can’t say I was expecting that, and I was impressed with the way our guys came out strong,” Ripon Christian coach Keith Terpsma said.
It didn’t take long for Delhi (5-3, 8-7) to answer. The Hawks scored three goals in a 4-minute span and was in full command by halftime with a 4-1 lead.
“After scoring early, being down 1-4 at halftime sent us back to the drawing board,” Terpsma said.
Ripon Christian changed its formation and lineup for the second half, but the shake-up didn’t affect the outcome. The Knights will next head to Waterford on Thursday.
East Union 218,
Weston Ranch 345
STOCKTON — Brooke Riley shot 2-under-34 at Van Buskirk Golf Course as East Union (12-0) continued its march toward a Valley Oak League championship.
Natalie Cowan (41), Brittany Conjin (45), Rebeca Leonard (46) and Presley Graham (56) also earned points for the individual standings. Sabrina Rahgozar’s 71 led Weston Ranch.
East Union hosts Central Catholic today. The VOL tournament is next Tuesday at Swenson Park Golf Course in Stockton.
Kimball 249, Manteca 299
Mya Crooms of Kimball was low medalist with a 39 on Manteca Park Golf Course’s par-37 front nine on Tuesday. Teammate Patricia Fabila was second with a 44.
Leading Manteca (4-10) was Danica Hunt’s 53. Arshnoor Kaur (57), Alyssa Gutierrez (57), Kylee Eberle (61) and Breanna Pease (71) rounded out the Buffaloes’ score.