East Union 4, Tracy 3
Despite missing several key defensive starters, the Tracy High boys soccer team rallied to tie East Union after an early deficit, but a late goal gave the Lancers a win in preseason action Friday in Manteca.
Guillermo Garcia notched two goals, a 19th-minute strike assisted by Danny Bourassa, and a 48th-minute tally on an pass from Roman Duran.
The first tied the game at 1 after an East Union fifth-minute goal, and the second pulled Tracy (1-2-1) to within one after the Lancers scored in the 21st and 27th minutes for a 3-1 halftime lead.
Duran even the game at 3 in the 53rd minute, but East Union pulled ahead for good in the 70th. Duran’s goal was unassisted.
Goalie Bobby Ebert had 12 saves for Tracy.
“We lost, but (Tracy) battled back and played really well,” Tracy coach Phil Kalis said. “We’re learning from our mistakes, and that’s what preseason is all about.”
Tracy will host Manteca Tuesday in the Bulldogs’ final preseason tune-up. League play begins Friday at Lincoln.
Tracy 4, East Union 2
Goals from Bryan Bourassa, Kevin Clement, Ray Edelhuber and Ivan Nunez gave the Bullpuppies (2-2) a win Friday over East Union in Manteca.
Oakdale 309, West 329
Thanks to overall improvement from all members of the team, the West High girls golf team shaved 16 strokes off its score from Tuesday, but Oakdale’s score of 309 was too low for the Wolf Pack on Friday.
“We had big improvements over Tuesday,” West coach Gary Moore said.
Playing without regular top golfer and sole returner from 2005 Deanna Goddard, nearly all West golfers shaved strokes off their earlier scores. Belinda Mahan shot a 54, seven stokes better than Tuesday. Kimberly JohnsonChase shot a 62 and Jazzmin Goodman a 66, with both scores 9 strokes than their Tuesday results. Jasmine Garrett shot an 80, Erin Whitcomb a 75, and Shelby Gresham a 72.
“For Shelby, that was her first match ever,” Moore said. “That was great for her.”
West will travel to Patterson to play at Diablo Grande, and will face off against Tracy Thursday at Tracy Golf and Country Club.
Patterson 3, Millennium 0
Despite a spirited showing from the first-year varsity Millennium High volleyball team, visiting Patterson defeated the Falcons 3-0 in the school’s first-ever varsity home sporting event at St. Paul’s Catholic School.
“They played very competitively,” coach Mike Gaston said. “We played against a team with a lot of returning players.”
Davi Ornellas kept the Falcons (0-1) close with a series of kills, and Abby Medina’s setting was key. Gaston highlighted the improvements of both Mary-Sue Savage and Samantha Beringer.
“They’ve had great growth from last year,” he said. “They’ll be real assets to the team (this year).”
Last year’s coach Leigh Powers has been a tremendous help to Gaston in his first year coaching volleyball, Gaston said.
Millennium will travel to Modesto on Tuesday to play Enochs.