The Valley Oak League girls soccer race just got more interesting.
Sierra started the second half of its league schedule by avenging one of its previous losses Monday, handing Oakdale its first defeat of the season 4-1 on the road behind Hailey Cruz’s brace.
Every team in the VOL now has at least one loss, with Manteca dropping a 1-0 decision to East Union.
After struggling to finish scoring opportunities in its two games last week, Sierra (2-2-2 VOL, 9-6-2 overall) put away three goals in the first half at Oakdale (3-1-2, 11-1-2).
Jocelin Roa added one goal and one assist to the Timberwolves’ attack. Weizemin Khan scored a goal, and Presley Perez had an assist. Sierra put nine of its 14 shots on frame. On the other end, Annika Beall secured eight saves.
Up next for the T’wolves is Kimball at home Wednesday.
Lathrop 9, Johansen 1
Vying for one of three playoff spots in the Western Athletic Conference, Lathrop (5-3-3, 8-8-3) picked up two victories in three days over winless Johansen.
Elizabeth Enriquez highlighted the match on Monday with a hat trick. Morgan Penko and Elyanna Fernandez scored two apiece, while Janessa Ward and Jasmine Ponce had one each.
Lathrop travels to Manteca on Friday for the annual Kicking for a Cure non-league contest. Next week, the Spartans close out the WAC schedule against Los Banos and Mountain House.
Ripon Christian 2, Orestimba 0
The Knights (6-0-2, 12-2-3 overall) took care of business on the road to maintain their lead in the Southern Athletic League.
Sophomores Addison De Jong and Anneke Dyt put away the goals, and freshman Alanna Blanco assisted both.
Lathrop 62, Ceres 29
The WAC-leading Spartans (8-0, 15-6) clamped down defensively after leading 15-11 at the end of the first quarter, holding the visiting Bulldogs (1-7, 4-16) to single digits in each of the final three periods.
Lathrop blew it open with an 18-4 second quarter. Ten of 12 Spartans scored and were led by Sanah Sunner’s 18 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Marianna Delgado contributed nine points, four rebounds and two blocks. Alaba Olaleye (eight rebounds, two blocks) and Tatiana Lowery score eight points apiece. The reserves got to play the final 1 ½ quarters. Back-up point guard Dana Mandanas dished out seven assists to go with four points and three rebounds. Sierra Adams chipped in four points and five boards.
Marissa Renteria paced Ceres with nine points.
JV girls soccer
Sierra 2, Oakdale 0
Peyton Duarte and Jessica Miranda scored the two goals, as the Timberwolves improved to 6-0 in the Valley Oak League.
JV girls basketball
Lathrop 39, Ceres 25
The Spartans took an early 12-5 lead and kept visiting Ceres to single-digit scoring in every quarter.
Kirat Sidhu led the offense with 18 points, while Osen Ughiyobo had nine.
Frosh girls basketball
Ceres 26, Lathrop 23
Tatianna Lopez compiled 14 points for Lathrop, which came up short on its late comeback after trailing 24-16 to start the fourth quarter.