HILMAR -- Central Catholic High shook up the Western Athletic Conference soccer race Thursday, as Madison Oliveira played a sparkling game in goal to lead the Raiders to a 3-0 upset of defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division V champion Hilmar.
The Yellowjackets (13-3, 3-1) were averaging 3½ goals a game before running into Oliveira, who finished with 12 saves. Central (9-4-1, 4-0) has allowed 14 goals in 14 games and has won five in a row since losing to defending section runner-up Ripon 2-1.
TURLOCK 2, GOLDEN VALLEY 1, at Turlock -- The Cougars (5-2, 3-1) kept Jordan Carlberg -- the Sac-Joaquin Section's No. 2 scorer -- from kicking one into the net, but goals by Kayla Avila and Adriana Moosekian nevertheless lifted the Bulldogs (11-4-1, 3-0) to victory and kept them perfect in the Central California Conference.
MODESTO 3, DOWNEY 0, at Modesto -- Apryl Whitney celebrated her second career hat trick, scoring twice in the first half, as the Panthers (7-3-1, 4-1 Modesto Metro Conference) blanked the Knights (2-9-1, 0-4-1) to move within a point of first-place Beyer. The two play April 1 at Modesto.
Whitney scored twice on penalty kicks after the defense took her out while she was in the box, Modesto coach Josh Fritz said. Erika McCutcheon's crisp passes set up both plays that led to the penalty kicks.
BEYER 0, DAVIS 0, at Davis -- Davis coach Tracy Moore credited Nicole Flamion's aggressive defense for keeping Jennie Marshall -- the region's leading goal producer -- scoreless and allowing his Spartans (3-1-1 MMC) to earn a draw with the first-place Patriots (4-0-1).
JOHANSEN 3, ENOCHS 1, at Enochs -- Brenna Rhoades scored twice, producing the first score 4 minutes into the game and then heading in her second to start the second half, to lead the Vikings (2-3 MMC) over the Eagles (0-4-1).
SIERRA 5, CENTRAL VALLEY 0, at Central Valley -- Freshman left wing Sudnee Koscielcki had three assists for the Timberwolves (10-4-1, 4-1 Valley Oak League) in their victory over the Hawks (2-2 VOL).
She set up Nicole Vanni for her first of two goals about six minutes in. Leading 2-0, Koscielcki put a pass from near the corner flag onto the feet of Michaela Scott for her first of two goals about 39 minutes in.
LE GRAND 4, MARIPOSA 2, at Mariposa -- With the Grizzlies (7-5, 1-1 Southern League) pulling their defense past midfield in the final minutes, in hopes of getting the tying goal, Denise Lopez slipped behind the stopper for a breakaway goal that sealed the win for the Bulldogs (1-3-1, 1-0-1).
RIPON 7, RIPON CHR. 0, at Ripon Christian -- Meredith Perkins produced a hat trick and Hilary Bennett scored twice as the No. 2 small-school Indians (9-3-1, 4-0 TVL) blanked the neighboring Knights (4-7, 0-4). Morgan Torres-Unger made a couple of difficult saves to preserve the shutout.
MODESTO CHR. 4, RIVERBANK 0, at Riverbank -- Sierra Licata scored twice and Brandi Mirafuentes kept the goal sealed tight, as the Crusaders (7-2, 2-1 Trans-Valley League) used a three-goal second half to pull away from the Bruins (0-3).
MODESTO 6, ENOCHS 1, at Modesto -- No. 1 single Jeffrey Solomon used his volley game to win the first set in a tie-breaker, then rolled in the second set for a 7-6, 6-2 victory as the first-place Panthers (10-3, 7-0) topped the Eagles (4-3). "He has a patient all-around game and is able to adjust to different styles," Modesto coach Denise Solomon said.
SONORA 200, SIERRA 210, at Mountain Springs -- Kevin Rei recovered from a rough start, a double-bogey on the first hole, to finish with a 1-under 35 as the Wildcats (8-1, 5-1 VOL) beat the Timberwolves (5-1). After his inauspicious start, Rei went on to post birdies on four holes. "Kevin said he missed three short putts. He could have had a 32," Sonora coach Steve Lee.
TURLOCK CHR. QUALIFIES, at Paul Meadow Championship -- Andre Navarro and Bodie Warda shot 77s as the Eagles shot 353 as a team to qualify for the third flight of the Paul Meadow Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Track and Field
ATWATER 68, GOLDEN VALLEY 67 -- Senior Lorenzo Robles was a quadruple winner for the Falcons (2-0 CCC) in their win over the Cougars (0-1). Robles won the 1,600 in 4:48, the 3,200 in 10:24, the long jump at 19-11 and the high jump at 5-8.