West 1, Edison 1
The Wolf Pack soccer team stayed in first place in the Tri-City Athletic League after a 1-1 tie on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Edison High in Stockton. Edison had the lead at the half after scoring in the 20th minute, and West tied it up 20 minutes into the second half when Rolando Hernandez shot in a penalty kick.
It puts West at 5-1-2 in the Tri-City Athletic League. Coach Joe Perry said West is in good shape to make playoffs, but won’t clinch a spot in the bracket until the Pack can claim one more win. West faces McNair at home on Friday, and Tokay next Wednesday.
Tracy 3, Bear Creek 3
A last-minute goal saved the tie for Tracy on Thursday at Peter B. Kyne Field. With the Bruins up 3-2 at the end of the second half, Tracy ramped up its offensive pressure and got a corner kick from the right side. Paul Mayes fired the ball over to Francisco Colmenares, who made the pass to Kyle Devlin on the left side of the goal, where Devlin was ready to head the ball into the net. Officials blew the final whistle right after the play.
It puts Tracy at 8-5-3 for the season, 3-4-2 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association, and fourth place in the league. First, second and third place, and the two spots in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, will come down to the final games next week, and while Tracy won’t make the bracket, the Bulldogs can affect who does move on to compete for the section title.
Franklin and Lodi play each other, with the winner in the running for first place. Chavez is also after first place, and the Titans’ post-season standing will be decided on Tuesday at Peter B. Kyne Field when they face the Bulldogs in the last game of the season.
Thursday’s game started with Tracy in the lead after Eric Bui scored unassisted on an assault on the Bruins goal in the 11th minute. A blocked shot came back to Bui, who shot it back into the goal. William Rodriguez scored the Bulldogs’ second goal on a pass from Colmenares in the 22nd minute.
Bear Creek scored two quick goals at the end of the first half, one in the 32nd minute, the other in the 35th minute, to make it a 2-2 game at the half. Bear Creek scored again 20 minutes into the second half to take the 3-2 lead.
St. Mary’s 7, West 2
West finished the Tri-City Athletic League in second place with an 8-2 league record after a loss to St. Mary’s, which claimed this year’s league championship with Thursday’s win in Stockton. As runner-up West has a spot on the Sac-Joaquin Section team playoff bracket, with games to begin on Monday, Nov. 1.
Wins for West include Regina Pacheco over Lyndsey Williams 6-4, 7-5; and Lesley Baires and Ashley Vergel de Dios beat Maddie Ellis and Kate Precissi 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
In the singles, the Rams’ Christiana Ferrari beat Emma Bell 6-2, 6-1; Lia Figone beat Gabi Herrera 6-2, 6-2; Elizabeth Stephens beat Tiful Koul 6-0, 6-1; Allie Seals beat Angie Juan 6-0, 6-0; Celeste Johnson beat Ebele Obi 6-3, 6-4. In the doubles, Lauren Fisher and Sierra Zeiter beat Allison Pokorny and Kristen Steed 6-3, 6-4; Claire Dougherty and Bridget Mulroony beat Shannel Hawkins and Glenmae Tolentino 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-1.
West 9, Stagg 0
West took another league win on Tuesday, 9-0 over Stagg, winning every match in straight sets. In the singles, Emma Bell beat Dayana Campos 6-0, 6-0; Tiful Koul beat Xiomara Urbina 6-0, 6-0; Regina Pacheco beat Harmony Evangelisti 6-2, 6-1; Gabi Herrera beat Megan Gaitan 6-0, 6-3; Angie Juan beat Wang Xiong 6-1, 6-1; and Ebele Obi beat Nicolle Selles 6-3, 6-0. In the doubles, Lesley Baires and Ashley Vergel de Dios beat Xe Xiong and Soda Vong 6-2, 6-2; Allison Pokorny and Kristen Steed beat Megan Garza and Deisi Tostado 6-1, 6-3; and Glenmae Tolentino and Serene Huang beat Thuy Tran and Chao Xiong 6-2, 6-3.
Tracy 3, Franklin 1
Tracy went to Stockton Thursday for a competitive matchup against the Franklin Yellowjackets. The Lady Bulldogs took care of their side of the court on defense and executed its passes, sets and kills to win with scores of 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-14.
Shannon Carey had 45 assists and a block, and set up shots for Haley Ochoa, who had 14 kills, Lynsie Zellmer with 12 kills, Jazmin Clarke with 10 kills and Angela Mariani with eight kills. Briana Aldridge had 16 digs, Emily Anchartechahar had three aces, four kills and five digs, Ochoa also had four aces and three digs and Mariani had five digs.
It puts Tracy at 2-5 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association, with matches next Tuesday at Lincoln and Thursday at home against Bear Creek.
The Tracy sophomore team won in three games, 18-25, 25-20, 16-14. Tracy’s freshmen beat Franklin in two games, 25-23, 25-12. Highlights included 11 serves in a row for Sami Worthington and kills fro Kaeli Vierra, Tayler Misfeldt and Sarah Rodriguez. It puts the freshmen at 5-8, 3-4 in the SJAA.
Tracy at Lincoln
Tracy went to Lincoln High on Thursday. The varsity girls and boys are 2-5, and still have a chance to make the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs if they can beat Bear Creek at home on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Bear Creek is in third place, and Tracy in fourth, after first-place Lodi and second-place Lincoln. If Tracy beats Bear Creek the third playoff spot will be based on the goal differential between the two teams.
Varsity girls: Lincoln 15, Tracy 5
Lincoln started off strong for an 8-1 lead at the half and continued to outscore Tracy in the second half for the 15-5 win. Rena Pombo led her team with two goals, one assist and five steals. Daryl Scott, Mariah Serrato and Alyssa Inocencio had a goal each, Scott also with an assist and a steal, Serrato with a steal and Inocencio with an assist. Allie Britt had two steals and Anna Lowell had one steal. Goalie Alexandria Norman had eight eight blocks and a steal.
Varsity boys: Lincoln 10, Tracy 7
Tracy started off with a 2-0 lead before Lincoln started to make its shots. Tracy still kept the lead into the fourth quarter, when the Trojans started to outshoot the Bulldogs at the end for the 10-7 win. Coach Keith Britt said that goalie Tanner Silva, who had 14 blocks for the day and a steal, responded to the Trojans onslaught with some of the teams most persistent defense this season.
Justin Phelps scored two goals, had two assists and three steals, Tyler Trew scored two goals and made two steals, Andy Levand scored two and Conner Sharpe scored one. Sharpe also had six steals and Nick Ramon had two steals.
Freshman-sophomore girls: Lincoln 9, West 3
After playing an even game in the first quarter Lincoln started to pull ahead in the second, and then outscored Tracy in the second half for the 9-3 win.
Annie Foote, Shabbi Sharifi, and Sarah Agee scored Tracy’s goals. Zoe Duerksen and Foote each had two steals and Sharifi also had a steal. Goalie Dallyce Marglon had 10 saves and two steals.
Freshman-sophomore boys: Lincoln 17, Tracy 4
Lincoln outscored Tracy in every quarter for the 17-4 win. Blake Adams, Aaron Knapp, Scotty White and Eric Taylor scored Tracy’s goals. Miguel Munoz had three steals, White had two steals and a block and Taylor had one assist. Goalie Chaz Sanmaniego had seven blocks, including a 5-meter penalty shot, and two steals.
Valley Foothill League
Millennium High had four girls participate at the Valley Foothill League tournament Monday at Micke Grove Golf Course. Junior Kendall Cripe shot 88, the top score for the day, to be named Most Valuable Player for the VFL, and she will also move on to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V tournament on Monday. October 23 at Dry Creek Golf Course. Other Millennium girls to play on Monday were senior Aveneet Gill, freshman Sandra Walther, and freshman Danielle Festejo. Millennium placed sixth, and Hilmar and Modesto Christian placed first and second to move their full teams on to the Division V tournament.