MODESTO — Manteca’s streak of shutout wins ended at six Thursday in a 2-1 loss at Central Catholic.
It was pivotal match between the Valley Oak League contenders, and Mya Ridenour’s two goals were the difference for the Raiders (6-2, 9-4-1 overall).
Madison Burch buried the Buffaloes’ lone goal and was set up by a nice negative pass from Jocelyn Reyes. That tied it at 1-1 in the first half. Goalie Caitlin McVeigh registered six saves, but Manteca (4-2, 10-4-1) was unable to capitalize on its 15-7 advantage in shot attempts.
“(McVeigh) played a great game, we just made a couple of costly mistakes there in the back that were uncharacteristic for us,” Manteca coach Justin Coenenberg said. “Give Central credit, they played a good, strong, physical game.”
Manteca doesn’t have to wait long for a rematch, as Central Catholic visits Monday for a make-up game. The Buffaloes will first take on East Union on Saturday in another rescheduled contest.
East Union 2, Oakdale 0
OAKDALE — With many starters missing in action because of injuries and sickness, Ilena Rivera gave the Lancers (6-1-1, 10-3-1) all they needed with her two goals.
Sierra 1, Kimball 0
TRACY — Jadyn Shinn’s first-half goal held up for the visiting Timberwolves (8-1, 17-2), who won more decisively in their first meeting with Kimball (4-4-1, 6-11-1), 8-1.
Freshman keeper Michaela Bitle kept the sheet clean with three saves.
Le Grand 3,
Ripon Christian 0
RIPON — The Knights (1-7, 2-14) put forth a much better showing in their second go-around with Le Grand (4-1-1, 8-2-2), which previously beat them, 9-1.
Rigo Lua scored twice, and Andres Lua had one goal for the visiting Bulldogs. Goalie Josh Tatton and Ripon Christian pitched a shutout in the second half, and he racked up 14 saves in the process. Coach Keith Terpsma also lauded defender Logan Van Vuren for his effort.
East Union 3, Oakdale 1
Jasmine Mejia, Taylor Campbell and Savannah Hugens each found the net for the Lancers (5-0-1, 8-2-2).