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ROUNDUP: Manteca girls soccer wins five games in 2 days
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Manteca’s girls soccer team has already had four games cancelled by opponents this season.

A late invitation to the Ripon Christian Tournament allowed the Buffaloes to get some work in. They played five games in two days, winning them all while not giving up a single goal.

Manteca (11-3) claimed the tournament crown on Thursday with a 7-0 win over Ben Holt Academy. Earlier in the day, the Buffs blanked West 3-0 in the semifinal. Cami Silva was named the MVP, and Caitlynn Wong made the all-tourney team. Silva scored eight goals in the tournament, while Wong netted three and one assist.

On group play Wednesday, Manteca defeated Ripon Christian 4-0 and Millennium 6-0. Sienna Jones (two goals, assist), Serenity Cerritos (two goals), Emmalyne Lundbom (goal), Corrine Jones (assist), Emilee Craighead (goal, assist), Galilea Sanchez (two assists), Yehudit Vega (goal), Haylie Brasil (goal) and Aleah Melendez (goal, assist) were other scoring contributors over the two days.

Craighead was the goalkeeper on Day 1, notching four saves in each match. Marissa Soza racked up 10 saves against West on Thursday and had three clean sheets on the day.

After the tournament, the Buffaloes headed back to Guss Schmiedt Field for an originally-scheduled non-league match Thursday night with Lathrop. Manteca won, 7-0.

Silva had a hat trick, and Craighead assisted three goals. Jenna Poncini, Cerritos, Wong and Sanchez each added a goal. Sienna Jones had an assist.

Manteca returns to Valley Oak League action next Tuesday against visiting Kimball.



East Union 54, Riverbank 31

The Lancers head into their VOL opener against Kimball next Monday riding a six-game winning streak, after rolling past visiting Riverbank (6-9). They mounted an early 16-6 cushion and limited the Bruins to single digits in three quarters.

Dylan Lee led the charge with 18 points, and Anthony Sy contributed 16 which includes four 3s.


Downey 52, Ripon Christian 49

The Knights (7-6) came up short in their bid to repeat as champions of the 50th Oakdale Rotary Classic.

Eli Terpsma and Griffin De Abreu scored 15 and 14 points, respectively. Thys Van Der Hoek added 10 points. Downey (10-5) was headed by all-tournament MVP Lloyd French.