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SOCCER: Sierra shifts focus to SJS title defense after routing Ranch
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Sierra’s girls soccer team can now set its sights on a sixth Sac-Joaquin Section title.
The Timberwolves ended the regular season on Wednesday with a complete 14-0 thrashing of host Weston Ranch as they look to secure the top seed once again in the Division III bracket. They had the No. 1 spot in winning a section banner last year, shutting out three opponents before knocking off Vista del Lago 2-1 in overtime.
Brackets will be released by the section online ( Friday afternoon.
Sierra (12-0 VOL, 22-1 overall) led 14-0 in its Valley Oak League finale, and Tiana Cello was one of 10 players to score a goal for the four-time reigning champion. Cello finished with three goals and two assists.
Jenna Villanueva (assist) and Melanie Nguyen contributed two goals apiece. Preeya Singh, Jenna Castro, Nicole Martin, Alexus Rossi all had one goal and one assist.
Also involved in the attack were Rebecca Denny Sutton (goal), Julianne Munoz (goal), Annalise Paule (goal), Juliana Camenzind Rodriguez (two assists) and Amelia Hernandez (assist).  Annika Beal played goalie in the second half and had two saves.

Mountain House 1, Lathrop 0
The Spartans (5-6-3, 6-16-3 overall) made postseason-bound Mountain House (9-4-1) work for the Western Athletic Conference win.
It was scoreless until about the 70th minute when the Mustangs took the lead. Lathrop threatened to knot it up in the closing minutes on a corner kick. Senior Kayla DeAnda’s header was blocked by a defender guarding the goal line, and the defense deflected away another shot on the follow-up.
“It was an awesome game,” Lathrop coach Jose Montes said. “It doesn’t hurt to lose a game like that when the girls gave everything they had on the pitch. I’m happy with the way we ended it. We would have rather won, but the effort and the intensity of the game made it fun.”

Varsity boys
Mountain House 3, Lathrop 1

MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Arron Espejo scored the lone goal for Lathrop, which completed its season with a 3-10-1 record in the WAC. The junior varsity game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Junior varsity girls
Sierra 18, Weston Ranch 0

Lela Schuler, Maria Barajas, Nathalya and Nayleen Yamamoto scored two goals apiece for the VOL co-champion Timberwolves.
Adding one goal each were Larissa Phillips, Becca Thomson, Kaila Ward, Mikayla Jackson, Michelle Borbosa, Lanai Martinez, Giselle Garcia and Jenna Nassayan.