Manuel Pires hopes that his Sierra girls soccer team’s 6-0 thumping of visiting Lodi Thursday night is an indication of what’s to come.
The Timberwolves (1-1) broke through in a big way after a tough season-opening loss to Tracy Tuesday. Naomi Nunis led the way with three goals and an assist, and Jessica Cuenca delivered the highlight score of the match with a header off a perfect cross from Megan Gonsalves.
“When we played Tracy it was a tough, physical game,” Pires said. “Lodi is not a bad team but they’re young. We were able to get our goals early and played our game. It was good to have our scorers find the back of the net.”
Sophomore Alexis Young and Sydnee Canales each added a goal.
Sierra expects stern test from Central Catholic tonight at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. The match kicks off at 6.
East Union 6, Patterson 0
The undefeated Lancers (7-0) rolled to a sixth shutout while easily dispatching the defending champion of the Western Athletic Conference.
Isela Rivera jump started the onslaught by netting the game’s first two goals. She later added an assist. Defender Katie Hilschier contributed two of her own goals, both coming in the second half. Erica daSilva chipped in a goal and an assist, and Kianna Lamont scored once. Megan Wallace and Bella Rivera each had an assist.
Ripon 3, Stagg 0
At Mistlin Park, the Indians (1-2) picked up their first win of the season as Tia Sidtikun struck for two goals (20th, 75th minutes). Brianna Mortimer scored off a cross from freshman Megan Harlan in the 63rd minute. Jordyn Wall assisted Sidtikun’s second score with a through ball.
Ripon dominated the first half despite a strong headwind, outshooting Stagg, 13-2. In the second half the Indians were more efficient with their nine attempts. Zaire Davis and Ana Hermosillo stood out defensively and were largely responsible for helping the team post its first shutout.