By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Sierra escapes with hard-earned draw
Placeholder Image
This is one tie Sierra High’s girls soccer team will gladly settle with.

Host Enochs of Modesto got the Timberwolves attention early, as Kirsten Coleman scored the first of her three goals in the opening minute.

Sierra hung tough after going down two goals, salvaging a 3-3 draw.

Coleman recorded her hat trick by the 15th minute to push the Eagles’ early lead to 3-1, but it was all Sierra (2-1-1) after that.

Stephanie Vanni put the Timberwolves on the board in the 14th minute with the assist coming from Ashley Sohal. Kristen DeBrouwer inched them closer with a goal at the 30-minute mark.

Early in the second half, Joanna Ortiz blasted in the equalizer with her team-high sixth goal of the season. Asia Cortez had the assist.

“I was very happy with the way we stepped up our game in the second half,” Sierra coach Manuel Pires said. “After that start we played pretty well. The way (Enochs) started the first 15 minutes, I would have been happy if someone would have said we were going to tie.”

Sierra hosts the two-day Vern Gebhardt Cup tournament starting Friday against Linden at 1:15 p.m. at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. The T’Wolves will then face Christian Brothers of Sacramento at 6:15.

Franklin 1, Manteca 0

The host Buffaloes (5-2-1) showed signs of wearing down while playing their sixth game in eight days.

Franklin struck with the lone goal in the 50th minute and outshot Manteca, 12-9.

“I don’t know if the girls are burned out, but we were just flat,” Manteca coach Justin Coenenberg said.

Manteca heads to Delhi Friday to close its non-league schedule.

Summerville 3, Weston Ranch 0

In Tuolumne, Weston Ranch (2-3) put up a good battle despite the long drive.

Summerville struck shortly after the opening kickoff and doubled its lead in the final minute of the first half.

Weston Ranch faces Stagg High in Stockton today.