TURLOCK -- The time is going to come when Golden Valley's Memo Ramirez gives up a few goals, though coach Lee Shaw hopes that isn't any time soon.
Ramirez continued his stellar play in the goal, and the Cougars pushed their unbeaten streak to nine with a 3-0 win over Pitman to stay perfect in the Central California Conference soccer race.
GV (8-1-2, 3-0 CCC) scored all three goals in the first half, and Ramirez collected four saves to shut out the Pride (2-1).
"(Ramirez has allowed) one goal in the last eight hours," said Shaw, whose club has won three in a row. "That's amazing."
ATWATER 5, LOS BANOS 3, at Los Banos -- Trailing 3-0 at halftime, the Falcons (8-4-3, 1-1 CCC) turned to Jorge Carmona for offense and he responded with four goals to stun the Tigers (0-3). Jose Hernandez had two assists for Atwater, which kept seeing its long balls knocked down by the wind during the first half.
"It was ugly," Atwater coach Jimmy Brewer said. "It was very lackluster by us. It's like I told them at halftime, 'I've never been embarrassed after 40 minutes as I was today.' It was that ugly. (But) they got it together."
RIPON 7, RIPON CHR. 1, at Ripon -- Eric Cavanaugh scored two of his four goals in the first five minutes as the Indians (8-5, 3-0 TVL) stunned the Knights (2-9, 0-3).
MODESTO CHR. 4, HUGHSON 1, at Salida -- After a scoreless first half, Ryan McIntosh scored the first of his three goals early in the second to lead the Crusaders (1-2 TVL). Eric Guzman, who gave MC a 2-0 lead 15 minutes into the second half, assisted on two of McIntoch's goals.
Le GRAND 4, WATERFORD 2, at Le Grand -- The Wildcats (1-1 SL) couldn't figure out how to stop midfielder Juan Ceja, who had two assists and a goal to help the Bulldogs (1-3-1, 1-0-1) record their first victory of the season.
SIERRA 3, MANTECA 2, at Manteca -- Both teams failed to capitalize on multiple match points in the fifth game before the Timberwolves (5-1, 1-0 VOL) beat the rival Buffaloes (8-7, 0-1) 16-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-13, 18-16 on a tip that avoided a Manteca block attempt. Trailing 11-5 in the final game, Manteca's Sierra Roberts served three of her match-high eight aces during a seven-point run that moved the Buffaloes in front 13-11. The Buffaloes missed one match point on a close line call against them. Roberts had 18 kills.
OAKDALE 3, SONORA 0, at Oakdale -- Trailing 23-21 in the second game, the Mustangs (7-2, 1-0 VOL) emerged from a time out and rallied to win the game and match 25-20, 26-24, 25-18 over the Wildcats (3-4, 0-1). Jaci Powell had a kill, and Jackee Lee finished the game 2 with service points. Lee had 25 assists and four blocks, and Alexis Evans, Jaci Powell and Juli Powell had 14 digs each.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3, LIVINGSTON 1, at Central Catholic -- Anne Vient served seven timely aces at key points in each game to help the Raiders (3-9, 2-1 WAC) beat the Wolves 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18. Central setter Kaitlyn Wesenberg had 14 assists.
TURLOCK CHR. 3, DELHI 0 -- Junior setter Johanna Muller had 22 assists for Turlock Christian (9-6, 2-0 SL) in its 25-16, 25-17, 25-13 win over the Hawks.
ESCALON 148, HILMAR 179, at Escalon -- Samantha Luque had an eagle on the par-4 seventh hole on her way to a 3-over 34, leading the Cougars (7-1) past the Yellowjackets (2-4). Escalon, 5-1 in the Valley Foothill League, hosts first-place Bret Harte (5-0) on Thursday.
"Samantha had a great shot off the green, then hit a long putt for the eagle," said Escalon coach Rusty Fachner, estimating the putt at 15 feet.