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Seniors lead second-place Sierra past Weston Ranch in finale
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The playoff-bound Sierra High boys varsity soccer squad closed out Valley Oak League play Wednesday with a 3-2 victory at Weston Ranch High.

Coupled with Manteca’s 1-0 loss at East Union, the Timberwolves were able to finish in second place for a more favorable seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs.

“We were able to get our reserves in to see what they can do,” said Timberwolves coach Jose Montes. “We might need them for the playoffs. They’ll find it’s a different game (than the regular season) – there’s more pressure.”

Against the Cougars (1-10, 2-13-1), Sierra jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to the combination of senior forward Dominic Alejandre and Trevor Nunes, who is also a senior.

Alejandre scored twice, netting his first goal in the 23rd minute, with the second coming on the 41st minute. Nunes was credited with assists on both scores.

Weston Ranch made it 2-1 on a goal by David Molina, who, according to Cougars coach Carlos Gaspar, is the lone senior starter on this year’s team. Molina finished the week strong, scoring four goals.

“I’m going to miss him,” said Gaspar.

Sierra (9-2-3, 13-3-4) secured the win on Amir Guedoir’s second-half goal. Joel Boling assisted the play.

Lathrop 3, Kimball 2

Daniel Becerra scored twice for the Spartans in the VOL finale in Tracy.

The first came in the 36th minute, with Ulysses Almanza assisting the play.

Becerra’s second score occurred in the final 10 minutes. Felipe Gomez was credited with the assist.

With the win, Lathrop (4-6-3, 10-10-4) managed to sweep Kimball, taking all three games played this season.

Kimball didn’t help its cause after netting an own goal midway through the match. Sophomore Vicente Lopez was nearest defender on the play.


Lathrop 5, Kimball 0

Five different players scored goals for the Spartans in the season finale played at Kimball.

Included were Andres Solis, Eduardo Sanchez, Sergio Carrillo, Daniel Lizano, and Estevan Lopez.