Reserve midfielder Alexa Burton helped Ripon’s girls soccer team get an important result in Trans-Valley League play Tuesday, scoring the deciding goal in the 31st minute of a 2-1 victory over Hilmar.
The Indians (2-0 TVL, 10-3-1 overall) outshot their chief rival in league 15-6, but the visiting Yellowjackets (1-1, 8-8) are always dangerous with returning All-TVL Most Valuable Offensive Player Genavieve Fontes, who scored the equalizer in the seventh minute.
“We dominated the game, but a 2-1 score is a little scary,” Ripon coach Bryce Perkins said.
Hailey Peterson opened scoring for Ripon in the sixth minute. Burton later buried the go-ahead score after receiving a cross from Ariana Daniels.
Weston Ranch 4, Manteca 2
The visiting Cougars (4-0-1, 6-0-5 overall) rung up the first four goals and cruised for another win that keeps them ahead of the pack in the Valley Oak League.
Kevin Urrutia Hernandez led them with two goals and an assist. Elvin Bolanos had one goal and one assist, and Aaron Silva scored once.
Goalkeeper Francisco Vega had seven saves.
Johansen 35, Lathrop 17
MODESTO — Jose Soto highlighted the Spartans’ night with a win via technical fall at 126 pounds.
Luis Hernandez (160) won with a 2-minute, 43-second fall. Lathrop was aided by a forfeiture at 182 pounds.
Lathrop 12, Johansen 6
MODESTO — Kristina Rose (143) secured the win for Lathrop with her thrilling pin in the third round. She won with 28 seconds left in her match.
The Spartans scored the rest of their points with a forfeiture.