The Manteca girls golf team teed off Valley Oak League play on Thursday and held on for a 303-316 win over Sierra at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra sophomore Mikaella Manto was low medalist with a 43 after strong finish in which she was 1-under in the final six holes. Manteca’s Bella Gonzales was the runner-up with a 51.
Other scoring contributors for the Buffaloes were Sophie Serrano (56), MaryAnn Bueno (63), Emma Kadillak (65) and Allie McKelvie (68). The Timberwolves were led by Julia Erdman (57), Madison Willox (67), Anna Dickinson (72) and Madison Klein (77).
Manteca hosts Kimball next Tuesday, while Sierra heads to reigning champion Oakdale.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Mtn. House 16, Sierra 7
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Sierra played its first official matches in program history Thursday.
Molly Fadeff accounted for all of the Timberwolves’ goals, netting three in each of the second and fourth periods.
“For the girls, in my eyes, it was a victory, because a week ago in Tracy (during a scrimmage) we couldn’t finish a quarter,” coach Dave Breitenbucher said. “The kids are excited and really into learning this game.”
They host Central Catholic for their VOL opener next Wednesday at a site yet to be determined.
BOYS WATER POLO
Mtn. House 14, Sierra 2
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The Mustangs galloped away behind a seven-goal outburst in the fourth quarter after leading 3-1 at halftime.
Breitenbucher credited senior goalie Fabian Barba for coming up with big saves early on.
“He kept us in the game,” Breitenbucher said.
Freshman Gabriel Monasterio recorded the boys team’s first-ever goal in the second quarter, and Jason Machado added the other in the fourth.
Manteca 3, Bear Creek 0
STOCKTON — Manteca (4-1) takes a four-match winning streak into its Valley Oak League opener against perennial contender Oakdale next Tuesday following this 25-12, 25-23, 25-15 sweep.
Setter Therese Ferral spread the wealth with her 24 assists. She also had eight service points and four aces. Adriana Powell (10 points) and Julia Moreno pounded eight kills each, Camrenne Genilla finished with six and Kayle MacDannald contributed five to go with four blocks. Abbey Kadillak collected 24 digs and 15 points.
Ripon 3, Enochs 0
RIPON — The battle-tested Indians (4-2) cruised to the 27-25, 25-14, 25-17 sweep after a hard-fought opening set.
Jordynn Russell headed the attack with eight kills, Shannon Johnson turned in 18 assists, Sydney Thomason served five aces and Bella Chapin picked up 10 digs.
Sierra 3, Stagg 0
STOCKTON — Sierra navigated through three competitive sets and won 25-22, 25-20, 25-19
Natalie Dias helped lead the charge at the net with four kills and four blocks. Ashlee Matteroli crushed five kills, and Stella Brierly chipped in four to go with four aces. Becca Thomson set 17 assists and two aces.
Kimball 9, East Union 0
The host Lancers were competitive despite final the result.
Karina Schambeck lost to Janet Nguyen 2-6, 4-6 at No. 1 singles, and No. 5 Reema Gill came up short 4-6, 4-6 against Kimball’s Viduni Kariyawasan. East Union forfeited the No. 6 match.
The No. 2 doubles match ended in a 3-6, 4-6 defeat for Madison Womack and Estefany Partida.
Manteca 2, Bear Creek 0
Manteca (5-0) stampeded its way to a 25-8, 25-12 win.
Arielle Chandler led the way with seven assists, eight service points and three aces. Kim Yu amassed three kills, 13 points and four aces. Ayana Van Staaveren struck for five kills.
Ripon 2, Enochs 0
Ripon held on for the 25-22, 25-23 win behind six aces and three kills from Avery McKiernan and six kills and two aces from Makayla Burrow.
Erin Jackson dished out nine assists, while Gianna Robustelli tallied five digs.
Sierra 2, Stagg 0
Rebecca Sutton recorded four aces, as the Timberwolves moved to 3-0 with the 25-16, 25-7 blowout.
Manteca 2, Bear Creek 0
Jessica Almeida anchored the Buffaloes attack, finishing with 11 assists and four kills. Rayana Ladd contributed six kills and two aces, Araceli Rubio had five assists and Cecilia Lopez Sandoval served up six aces.