The East Union girls soccer team scored early and often in Wednesday’s 11-0 Valley Oak League victory over Weston Ranch at Dino Cunial Field.
The Lancers (6-3 VOL, 8-7-2) jumped out to an 8-0 first-half advantage led by sophomore forward Thania Valencia, who kicked four of her game-high five goals during that span.
Taylor McMahon also scored twice while Cynthia Romero, who had the game’s first score, along with Breanna Flores, Hailey Sims and Taylor Campbell netted one goal apiece.
Melissa Gonzales and Sims were each credited with two assists.
“Everyone played,” said East Union coach Carlos Gaspar, who was particularly pleased with his team working efficiently at finishing plays and working together in combos against the Cougars (0-9 VOL, 0-15-2).
Weston Ranch coach Gabe Padilla added, saying: “We were without a key starter tonight and having two injuries (to our girls) happening early on didn’t help our cause. I had to shuffle around the lineup in order to compensate – we had girls playing where they normally don’t play.”
Still, he praised his girls for battling through the adversity.
Cougars goalie Evelyn Soria managed seven saves.
Lathrop 6, Pacheco 0
The Spartans featured a balanced attack on both side of the field in their Western Athletic Conference victory over Pacheco at the Bennie Gatto Field on Wednesday.
Sophomore forward Aryana Jones helped pave the way by scoring two of her three goals in the first half while fellow sophomore forward Isa Paniagua also contributed with a score.
Angelina Soto had Lathrop’s other first-half goal, with Kayla DeAnda setting up her teammates with three assists.
The Spartans (3-5-2 WAC, 4-15-2), in the second half, added to their lead, getting scores from Rachel Vital and Jones coupled with an assist from Jayna Rodriguez.
Goalie Christina Solorio came up with five saves against Pacheco (0-4 WAC, 2-4).
Pacheco 12, Lathrop 0
LOS BANOS – The Spartans fell behind early on as the host Panthers (7-2 WAC, 15-3-2), who scored seven first-half goals during Wednesday’s league match.
Lathrop (1-6 WAC, 3-11-1) will travel to Beyer on Friday.
Lathrop 9, Pacheco 1
Taylor Theiss netted three goals for the Spartans while Britteny Barrington and Carlee Canady both chipped in with two goals and an assist against visiting Pacheco.
Lathrop also got scoring contributions from both Sophia Solano and Lalaine Violentte.
Cadence Souza added an assist for the Spartans.