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Ripon Christian soccer shuts out Mariposa
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Bulletin staff reports
RIPON — Abby Buitrago put her defensive prowess on display — in the attacking third — early in the Ripon Christian girls soccer team’s 4-0 shutout of Mariposa on Tuesday.
She helped get the Knights (9-0 Southern League, 12-6 overall) on the scoreboard in the opening minute shortly after Mariposa (5-3-1, 6-7-1) started the game with possession. Buitrago intercepted a pass and dished it to Sam Carvalho, who lofted her shot over the keeper from the top of the penalty box.
Buitrago later doubled the lead with a breakaway after again stealing a pass and struck for her second goal in the 45th minute. Cynthia Van Vliet capped scoring off a cross from Carvalho.
Goalie Bailey Silveira (two saves) was hardly tested in the second meeting with Mariposa in the last five days. Last Friday, Ripon Christian escaped Mariposa with a 4-2 victory but nearly blew a three-goal halftime lead.
“They’re well-coached, they play hard and don’t give up,” Ripon Christian coach Kevin Tameling said. “We came into halftime with a little bit of a lead but we made sure to stay focused and continued to play with intensity and purpose. We did not want to allow them a chance to get back into the game.”
Ripon Christian heads to Orestimba on Thursday.

Manteca 137,
 C. Catholic 10
Oakdale 90, Manteca 80
Jacob Evans narrowly edged out Oakdale’s Nate Van Cleave by a tenth of a second to win the 200-yard freestyle in dramatic fashion. Austin Welch took first in the 200 individual medley.

Manteca 121,
C. Catholic 28
Oakdale 102, Manteca 68
Alyssa Trejo took first in the 100 butterfly and qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials with a time of 1 minute, 7.91 seconds. She also won the 500 free, an event she has already qualified in.
Samantha Cerritos came from behind to contribute a win in the 200 free. She joined Trejo, Brooke Freeman and Kassandra Diaz on the winning 400 free relay.
Freshman baseball
East Union 11, Manteca 1
Anthony Contreras and Samuel Nieves combined for a mercy-shortened no-hitter. Contreras struck out eight and gave up an unearned run over four innings, while Nieves had one strikeout in the fifth.
Danny Ruiz led the offense with two RBIs, three runs and a double in a 3-for-3 effort. Gary Alexander (two runs) and Contreras (two RBIs, run) were both 2 for 3. Andrew Mount added a double, two RBIs and two runs, and the Lancers improved to 6-1 in the Valley Oak League and 10-4 overall.