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ROUNDUP: RC girls soccer continues unbeaten streak
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Ripon Christian’s string of clean sheets to start the season ended Tuesday, but the girls soccer team continued its winning ways in a 6-2 drubbing of visiting Livingston.

Dayna Koolhaas scored a brace for the Knights (5-0). Her first goal, assisted by Brooke Barnes, had them up 2-0 in the second minute. Helia Vander Meulen struck first 20 seconds after the opening kickoff, finishing off the sequence after a deflection by the Livingston goalie.

The Wolves (1-2-1) answered with a converted penalty kick, which is the first goal given up by Ripon Christian this season. The back-and-forth action continued until halftime with the Knights ahead, 4-2.

With the defense tightening up in the second half, Barnes tacked on a goal, and Tatum Sonke capped scoring with a volley.

Alanna Blanco, Vander Meulen and Barnes each finished with a goal and an assist.

Ripon Christian welcomes Ben Holt Academy on Thursday in its final tune-up before the start of Southern Athletic League play next Monday at Denair.


Sierra 1, West 1

In Tracy, the Timberwolves (5-1-1) were able to salvage a tie, thanks to Payton Abrew’s goal assisted by Hannah Hint.

Sierra otherwise struggled to find the net, despite firing 15 shots — 11 of them on goal. Goalie Zoe Sandoval finished with four saves.



Ripon Christian 9, Big Valley Christian 0

After assisting the opening goal, Jack Dooley delivered three of his own in the seventh, 19th and 41st minutes. The Knights (2-2-1) led 4-0 at halftime.

Drew Meetster contributed a brace and an assist. Isaiah Vander Woude had one goal and two assists. Ben Miller, Danny Lambdin and Reagan Sauer added one goal apiece, while Aaron Van Hofwegen, Noah De Bruyn and Ricky Van Unen each had an assist.

David Koolhaas and Wesley Vander Woude split time at goal, combining for the shutout.



Lathrop 54, West 27

The visiting Spartans (5-1) broke open a 20-4 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back. They led 30-8 at halftime, giving up just one field goal in the opening half.

Tatianna Lowery powered the attack with 21 points and four assists. Shakara Porter poured in eight points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Lathrop had 10 different scorers and turned 15 steals into 14 points.

The Spartans open the Stagg Tournament against Linden on Thursday starting at 7.


Vista del Lago 66, East Union 30

In Folsom, East Union (4-2) had no answer for 5-foot-9 standout Ella Skrzyniarz, who was named the Sac-Joaquin Section Sophomore of the Year by MaxPreps last season. She burned the Lancers for 30 points.

Bella Pallari and Ursula Chen chipped in 11 points apiece for the Eagles (4-2).

East Union was held to just two points in the second quarter and trailed 39-8 at halftime. Alessandra Montes scored a team-high seven points.


Pitman 41, Ripon 36

In Turlock, the host Pride (3-1) gained separation with a 14-point burst in the fourth quarter when it made six of eight free throws. Dailynn Greener led all scorers with 15 points, nine of which she netted in the fourth quarter.

Kailee Inderbitzin scored eight points to pace Ripon (3-3). She drained two 3-pointers in the first half.  



Manteca 62, Pleasant Grove 51

The Buffaloes jumped out to a 20-7 lead and was able to maintain the separation for their sixth straight win to start the season. They knocked down seven 3-points in the first half.

Evani Gaeta and L.J. Legan both drained four 3s and scored 14 points. Santiago Sanders added seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Micah Crawford turned in eight points and six rebounds.

Manteca opens the Edison Tournament on Thursday against Redwood starting at 5:30.


Golden Valley 55, Ripon 34

The game was blown open in the fourth quarter when the Cougars (4-2) of Merced closed on a 22-8 run, sinking 11 of 16 free throws in the fourth period.

Braden Castleton paced Golden Valley with 19 points. Ricardo Perez added 15.

Ripon (6-2) was led by Dawson Downs’ 10 points. Logan Lefebvre scored eight points.


JV girls soccer

Sierra 5, West 0

Mikayla Mercier recorded two goals and an assist in Tracy. Kaylee Rodriguez pitched in with one goal and two assists.

Peyton Duarte added a goal and an assist. Kylee Pimentel scored once, and Kiley Pimentel had an assist.


JV boys basketball

Pleasant 53, Manteca 49

Jeremiah Orona led the Buffs with 16 points, and Evan White contributed nine.


JV girls basketball

Lathrop 27, West 16

The Spartans shook off a slow start, outscoring West 12-0 in the third quarter to take a 23-6 lead.

Tatiana Lopez led them with 11 points and five boards. Kira Davis grabbed nine rebounds.