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2005: Gonzalez, Haroldsen pace Lancer tennis win
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10 years ago: September 1, 2005 – Angelica Gonzalez made her debut on the singles ladder of the East Union High tennis team with three victories as the Lancers downed visiting West High for the second time this week, 10-5. Desiree Haroldsen added three more wins to her spotless record.

The East Union High girls’ golf team had the reigning Valley Oak League champion Oakdale High on the ropes but then tired down the stretch and dropped 279-281 decision at the Manteca Golf Course. Ellen Parker and Amanda Agostini each fired a 50 to give life to EU’s upset bid.

A few key vacancies kept the East Union High volleyball team from doing much in a three-game sweep by visiting Johansen High on Wednesday. The Lancers took 23-25, 19-25, 13-25 losses to the Vikings. Amanda Lee had a good match, leading the Lancers with six kills, four blocks and eight digs.

Manteca High ended a four-match streak of road contests Wednesday with an overwhelming three-game loss (8-25, 9-25, 21-25) to Trans Valley League powerhouse Escalon High. Becky Heath paced Manteca with seven assists and six kills.

Lizzie Green piled up 10 service points, including five straight in the decisive fifth game, as the Sierra High volleyball team notched a thrilling come-from-behind victory (23-25, 26-28, 25-13, 25-17, 15-10) over Tracy High on Wednesday.

Jorge Belmonte scored an unassisted goal in the 54th minute and the Manteca High soccer team held on late for their sixth win in nine games with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Escalon High on Tuesday. Antonio Arroyo notched the first Buffalo goal just before the intermission.

Sierra High senior Cherie DePrater took care of business on Tuesday, garnering the medalist title as she shot a 46 at the Manteca Golf Course. She led the Timberwolves to a 253-321 win over Weston Ranch High in the area’s first Valley Oak League contest of the season.

The Tracy High soccer team outshot East Union High 17-3 and cruised to a 6-0 non-league win Tuesday. Tre Lopez and Todd McGuiness shined in the midfield for the punchless Lancers, who have been outscored 9-0 in the last two games.

Sophomore Cedric Kenfack found the back of the net twice in a seven-minute span, and junior Ricky Victor scored just three minutes later as the Sierra High soccer team outlasted Johansen High 4-3 in Modesto on Thursday. Junior Alejandro Sanchez tallied the T-wolves’ final goal in the 76th minute.

Agnes Ranili, Manteca High’s top-ranked singles player on its tennis team, continued her strong start with a victory Thursday, and the Buffaloes rolled to their second straight win with a 3-2 decision over host Tracy High.