Jadyn Shinn scored three goals on six shot attempts, and first-place Sierra ended the first half of the Valley Oak League schedule with a 7-0 drubbing of visiting Weston Ranch on Thursday.
The Timberwolves (7-0-0 VOL, 16-0-1 overall) got to play their entire roster and used three different goalies in the one-sided contest. They were coming off a rigid three-match stretch that resulted in wins over Central Catholic, Manteca and East Union.
“We’ve done a great job to get to where we’re at right now,” Sierra coach Manuel Pires said. “It was good to see the rest of the team get a chance to play tonight.”
Shinn netted her first two goals in the first half and completed the hat trick in the 56th minute. Tiana Cello scored on a second-half penalty kick and early assisted Daisy Valencia. Julissa Pimentel opened scoring about the midway point of the first half. Right back Alexa Rebelo finished the onslaught with a breakaway.
Jasmine Loaiza contributed an assist an even got time at goalie, following Callie Crain and Michaela Bitle in the shutout. Aliyah Guerrero accumulated 12 saves for Weston Ranch (0-6-1, 3-13-2).
“Sierra is ridiculously fast and they had some really nice goals,” Weston Ranch coach Gabe Padilla said. “I told my goalie there was nothing she could do with some of them, but my girls walked away with their heads held high. I was proud of their effort.”
Kimball 6, Lathrop 0
LATHROP — It wasn’t as lopsided as the final result shows, said Lathrop coach Jose Montes.
His Spartans (0-6-1, 3-7-2) had many opportunities to score and showed promise while playing in a new formation.
“We had our struggles putting the ball in the net, but I liked what I saw,” Montes said. “We went with a totally different lineup and it worked better with the players I have. If we continue to learn the new system we’re going to do a much better job.”
Sierra 9, Weston Ranch 1
Lupe Medrano punched in the lone goal for Weston Ranch.