The Tracy High soccer team improved to 2-0-1 in preseason play with a 2-0 win over the Manteca High Buffaloes thanks to some fancy footwork Tuesday in Manteca.
Junior Cory Devlin, in his first game as a midfielder after opening the season at defender, notched his first varsity goal in the game’s 36th minute on a floating shot from midfield.
In the second half, Ryan Jakes flicked a cross with his head near the 6-yard box and onto the heels of Guillermo Garcia, who sent it into the net with a back-heel rollback.
Bobby Ebert notched seven saves in net for the shutout and kept the Bulldogs afloat during a flurry of Manteca shots in the first 10 minutes.
The Bulldogs will play at Sierra on Friday before hosting Atwater on Tuesday.
(JV) Tracy 6, Manteca 2
The Bullpups (1-1 preseason) saw a hat trick from Carlos Lara and goals from Orlando Michel, Eric Bui and Matt Petro lead to their first preseason victory.
Second-half goalie Angel Perez stopped a penalty kick to snuff out any Manteca momentum.
West at Los Banos, no scores kept
The West High water polo team drove down to Los Banos to scrimmage the Tigers. With no officials present, the coaches kept score and chalked up the affair as a nonofficial scrimmage.
The real deal goes down next week.
Golf Old River Golf Club crowns champions
The Old River Golf Club completed its match play club championship after four rounds of elimination over the past two weekends, ending this past Sunday. In the championship flight, Forrest Williams defeated Tracy High student Shane Conner, 5 and 4.
In the president’s flight, Lincoln Ontai won over Mike Moser, 4 and 3.
Finally, in the secretary’s flight, John Esparza defeated Don Goddard, 2 up.