It was a solid day one for Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar varsity girls soccer at the Pitman Pride Cup tournament on Friday.
Pitman was able to draw with River City after a 1-1 final and topped Livingston 4-1 in the next game.
Hilmar lost to Modesto in their first game 3-1 then bounced back to defeat Linden 4-0 in their afternoon contest.
Turlock tied Gregori in a 1-1 decision in the morning game after going down 1-0 at the halfway mark.
Turlock finally got the game-tying score just 15 minutes into the second half to ensure the draw.
In the second game against Lodi, the Bulldogs of Turlock came out and won it 1-0 after a late score in the second half.
Thankfully the defense has been a huge factor for the Bulldogs' 2-0-1 start thus far.
“That is what kept us in the games, our defense,” said Turlock coach Temo Arteaga. “We are still trying new players at various positions and Jadyn Tubbs made good saves as well, her athleticism helped and we are doing much more and playing better as well and helping us out a lot.”
Turlock will next take on Kimball at 9 a.m. today (Saturday).
Pitman will take on Downey at 9 a.m. today.
“So far we been competing which is one of the things we talked about and in soccer its different, we just need to continue it as well since we potentially want to push as much as we can,” Arteaga added.
Denair basketball tops Stone Ridge Christian
The Coyotes of Denair topped Stone Ridge Christian, 48-35, on Thursday night in a boys basketball preseason contest.
Denair sophomore Drew Pritchard dropped a game-high 15 points on 6 of 13 shooting while Carson Haringa added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Dylan Mann added a staggering 20 rebounds and finished with nine points for the Coyotes in a well-played night for the home team.
Denair outscored SRC, 14-5 in the first quarter and never looked back.
The score read 27-20 at the half and a fourth quarter 16-point surge solidified the victory for the Coyotes who pick up the first win of the month.
The victory also snaps a four-game losing streak for the Coyotes who go to 2-4 overall.
Next for Denair will be a home contest against Hughson at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Yellowjackets girls basketball off to 3-1 start
The Hilmar varsity girls basketball team is off to a 3-1 start in preseason after Friday’s 59-21 defeat of Pacific Grove.
Hilmar topped Monterey High on Thursday's 35-34 but couldn’t get the same result the following day.
Hilmar went down by two points at halftime and was able to rally, by outscoring Monterey in the second half, 21-20, in a close margin.
The 'Jackets also turned the ball over 23 times while shooting just 24 percent, but were clutch in the down stretch when they needed it.
Hilmar's next game will be San Lorenzo Valley in the Breaker Classic tournament at 3:30 p.m. today.