Jadyn Shinn showed little rust in Sierra’s first match in two weeks, and there was no stopping the Timberwolves once the rest of them got going Thursday night at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The Notre Dame commit scored their first three goals and ended with four as they raced past Oakdale, 7-1 She now has a team-high 15 goals in just five games after arriving late from her stint with the San Jose Earthquakes Academy.
“Jadyn is an amazing player,” Sierra coach Manuel Pires said. “Her game has gone up another notch this year. She plays well with the team and she’s awesome when the opportunity to finish is there.”
Shinn scored in the 10th and 22nd minutes, the second of which was set up by Manteca transfer Nicole Gonzalez in her season debut. Oakdale (0-2, 4-4) answered late in the half and went into the break with some momentum despite trailing, 2-1.
“This wasn’t an easy team,” Pires said. “We had to battle and play both halves. (Oakdale) stepped up and did a great job of keeping it a close game at the half. In the second half, we brought our passing game and started putting away shots.”
Shinn secured the hat trick in the 52nd minute, and Jasmine Loaiza assisted the first three goals of the second half for the Timberwolves (2-0, 11-0-1). Daisy Valencia scored twice, Callie Crain added a goal and Yasmin Ballew dished out two assists.
Michaela Bitle came up with two saves in her 65 minutes at goal.
Manteca 1, Kimball 0
TRACY — One was all it took for the Buffaloes (2-0, 10-3) to return home with the victory.
The goal came 10 minutes into the second half, when Alexa Mayen hit the left corner off a feed from Kaley Miller. Freshman keeper Aimee Meier kept the sheet clean with six saves.
Central Catholic 4,
Weston Ranch 1
STOCKTON — Central Catholic (1-1, 10-5-1) struck for three goals in 10 minutes and cruised for the win.
Weston Ranch (0-2, 3-9-1) answered with Selena Landin’s penalty kick in the 38th minute, and the Cougars went into halftime down, 3-1.
Aliyah Guerrero had a busy night in goal, finishing with 17 saves.
Manteca 3, Kimball 0
TRACY — Esmeralda Ochoa netted two goals, while Alyssah Harnden scored one.