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Indians off to good start with win over Amador
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RIPON – The Ripon Indians picked up where they left off last year, winning and winning convincingly Wednesday at Mistlin Park, 4-2, over visiting Amador.
Renae McFadden, Kallie Jacobs and Meredith Perkins all got in on the scoring as Jacobs hooked up McFadden on two goals, scored her own from Perkins, then watches as Perkins made it 4-1 on a penalty kick in the 54th minute.
Morgan Torres-Unger finished with three goals and newcomers Rose Beeler and Katherine Ratto played well in the middle of the pitch.
Ripon outshot Amador 34-6.
Up next for the Indians (1-0) is the 12-team Amador Tournament Friday and Saturday.
Edison 2, Weston Ranch 1
At Weston Ranch, the Cougars matched their season goal total from last year in their first game. Marissa Bradshaw converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to cut Edison’s lead in half.
First-year coach Carlos Gaspar was pleased overall by the effort. It was a scoreless match until there was about 15 minutes to go, when Edison knocked in a cornerkick with a nice head shot. The Vikings recorded the insurance goal with a free kick in the 72nd minute.
 “We have some work to do, but the defense looks pretty strong,” Gaspar said. “Those two goals were just bad breaks for us and nice goals for them.”
Weston Ranch continues preseason action March 5 against McNair at home.
Manteca 4, Johansen 0
Krystal Fuentes, Amanda Porter, Renee Munson and Brittany Costa all found net for the Buffaloes in the win.
Aireene Curry had two assists, while Jessica Reeder and Erica Barrington added one each.
Manteca outshot Johansen 25-2.
“I’m pretty happy with the outcome,” Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg said. “It was the first game – we started kind of slow but settled down a little bit. I just asked that they play hard, communicate and stay positive and they did that.”
Manteca (1-0) travels to Delhi Friday.
East Union 0, Dixon 0
In a tough, physical game, the Lancers outshot Dixon 12-4, but couldn’t find the net.
Dianna Hedin had four saves in goal, and Odemaris Castillo played well at midfield in counter-attack situations.
Rachel Bonds, Reanna Schmitt, Selena da Silva and Juli Lennert anchored the shutout defensive effort.
EU (0-0-1) kicks off the Pitman Tournament Friday.
East Union 4, Dixon 2
Melissa Gomez had a hat trick and Stephanie Fadala (2 assists) added a fourth score in the Lancers’ win.
Lauren Scvum had an assist of her own.

— Bulletin Staff