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EU star's 29 leads to victory

CERES -- East Union High's Krysta Clark shot a 2-under-par 29 and the rest of the team shot in the 30s Thursday as the Lancers took down Central Valley 177-250 at River Oaks Golf Course.

Clark's under-par round was her fifth of the season for East Union, which improved to 9-0 in Valley Oak League play and 13-0 overall.

"She's showing everybody that it's possible to be a great player," EU coach Brian Goulart said.

Clark was 15 yards out on the final hole and hit a lob wedge to within 3 feet and made the birdie.

"I was hoping to shoot par," she said. "But this worked out better."

Brooke Davis led Central Valley with a 41.

Amanda Agostini had East Union's next best round with a 36, Ellen Parker and Briona Goulart each shot 37 and Lindsay Shoot fired a 38.

The greens on the back nine at River Oaks were being sanded, so the most putts a player could have on a hole was two.

Girls Water Polo

MODESTO 6, DAVIS 5, at Modesto -- The Panthers led 6-4 entering the final quarter, then held on after Meghan Devlin (five goals) of Davis closed the gap with 2:36 left.

"(Sakara) Seng played an outstanding defensive game on Devlin," said Modesto coach Mike Chiavetta. "She scored five, but she probably shot twice as much.

"Jackie (Bobson) made the difference in the net. Out of nine saves, five were big-time."

Erica Austin and Aly Hite had two goals for Modesto (7-5, 5-1 Modesto Metro Conference). Davis fell to 4-2 in league.

JOHANSEN 16, CERES 1, at Johansen -- Andi Plunkett had five goals, and the Hanson sisters -- Jodi and Taylor -- combined for seven as the Vikings (13-1, 6-0 MMC) rolled to a 10-1 halftime lead on their way past the Bulldogs (3-3).

TURLOCK 12, BUHACH COLONY 4, at Turlock -- Stevie Wills had four goals and Alicia Thompson three for the Bulldogs, who according to coach Sonja Raynes "finally put things together." Sara McIntosh had three goals for the Thunder.

Boys Water Polo

JOHANSEN 17, CERES 0, at Johansen -- Goalie Steve Giahos was as good as a brick wall, making 12 saves to post the rare shutout as the Vikings (16-2, 6-0 MMC) routed the Bulldogs. Austin Kidd and Brad Fuller had four goals apiece for the Vikings.

TURLOCK 6, BUHACH COLONY 4, at Turlock -- Eric Bonander had two goals and three assists in helping the Bulldogs (8-6, 4-1 Central California Conference) hand the Thunder (4-1 CCC) their first league loss. Taylor Sellers had two goals and an assist for Turlock.

PITMAN 8, LOS BANOS 6, at Los Banos -- Josh Day had four goals for the Pride (1-4 CCC) in a win over the Tigers.

DOWNEY 18, BEYER 5, at Beyer -- Timothy Richard scored eight goals and Jared Schanen five as the Knights cruised past the Patriots.

Girls Golf

BRET HARTE 208, RIPON CHR. 225, at Greenhorn Creek -- Kirsten Locke fired a 5-over-par 41 to lead the Bullfrogs (8-1 Valley Foothill League) to victory. Locke and Shannon Woodward each birdied No. 7.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 197, HILMAR 267, at Stevinson Ranch -- Sophomore Giovonna Pecchenino's 48 helped the Raiders improve to 10-0 in the VFL.

ESCALON 150, LINDEN 162, at Escalon -- Brittney Brunetti's 4-over-par 35 included a birdie on the 191-yard, par-4 No. 4, to lead the Cougars (10-2, 7-2 VFL) past the Lions (8-3, 5-3).

TURLOCK 254, PITMAN 287, at Turlock -- Spencer Heller shot a par 37, collecting birdies on No. 3 and No. 8, to lead the unbeaten Bulldogs (9-0 CCC) past the rival Pride.

Volleyball

LE GRAND 3, MARIPOSA 2, at Mariposa -- Briana Giampaoli had 12 kills and Jennifer Hanson 10 blocks as the Bulldogs (10-0, 5-0) remained atop the Southern League standings with the marathon 23-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12 victory over the Grizzlies (6-4, 4-1).

ESCALON 3, MODESTO CHRISTIAN 0, at Salida -- Kaitlyn Brayton had 11 kills and two aces to lead the Cougars (19-2, 4-1 Trans-Valley League) in their 25-23, 25-11, 25-15 victory over the Crusaders (4-9, 1-4). Amanda Franklin (15 assists) and Corrie Dollarhide (22 digs) also led Escalon.

HILMAR 3, LIVINGSTON 1, at Hilmar -- Kaitlyn Benning had 11 kills and five blocks to help lead the Yellowjackets (6-0 Western Athletic Conference) to a 22-25, 25-9, 25-14, 25-18 win over the Wolves.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3, GUSTINE 0, at Central Catholic -- Kendall Wesenberg's 13 assists and three aces helped the Raiders (3-3 WAC) to a 25-23, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of the Redskins (1-5 WAC).

SONORA 3, CERES 0, at Sonora -- Ali Chabot had nine assists and six digs to lead the first-place Wildcats (5-0 VOL) to a 25-7, 25-15, 25-13 victory over the Bulldogs (1-4 VOL). Rebekah Garvin had five aces for Sonora.

ORESTIMBA 3, PATTERSON 1, at Newman -- Carlee Felber dished out 30 assists and had 14 digs, leading the Warriors (16-5, 4-2 WAC) to a 20-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-21 victory over the Tigers (8-14, 1-5 WAC).

Girls Tennis

MODESTO 7, ENOCHS 0, at Modesto -- For the seventh consecutive MMC match, the Panthers (7-0) won every individual match in the victory over the Eagles. Modesto's tennis players are a combined 49-0 in league play this season.

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