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Hilmar soccer stuns first place Modesto Christian with 1-0 win


Coming off a three-goal loss to Trans-Valley League runner-ups, Ripon, on Tuesday, Hilmar varsity girls’ soccer put the loss behind them and rallied on Thursday to defeat first place and No. 36 in state, Modesto Christian with a 1-0 upset.


“We won and it was a good one,” said Hilmar head coach Louie Bettencourt. “We just have to keep this momentum rolling into the rest of league.”


The goal came at the 25th minute after Hannah Sanders nailed in the eventual game-winner and lone goal of the contest.


With the win, Hilmar's TVL record improves to 3-1-1, which is the same record as MC.


The goal allowed by MC was only their third league goal allowed in five contests so far.


Hilmar will host Hughson at 4 p.m. Friday.



Pride soccer draws with Golden Valley 2-2 for third consecutive league tie


Rayana Plancarte scored a goal for Pitman and Serena Walls added the other in Thursday's road contest with Golden Valley for another Central California Conference showdown.


Unfortunately for the Pride, Megan Pust of GV wasn't going to let a loss happen after she scored two goals of her own to tie the game after a 1-1 score at halftime.


The scored stayed at 2-2 by the end of the game.


“It was tight, physical and well played by both teams,” said Pitman head coach Cris Castro.


Pitman goalkeeper Priscilla Escobar had five saves and GV's Kristina Manilay and Gracie Ibarra combined for 11 saves against Pitman's attack.


Pitman has still yet to drop a CCC game so far this year, going to a 2-0-4 CCC record thus far.



Coyotes soccer clinch one-goal win over Gustine


Denair varsity girls’ soccer clinched a one goal win over Gustine on Thursday after a Southern Athletic League meeting.


Denair's Litzy De La Cruz scored the game’s only goal at the 74th minute after receiving an assist from Abi Dirkse and the Coyotes held on for the 1-0 win.


“Today we won after rescheduling our game versus Orestimba,” said Denair head coach Cherrie Gresham.


Denair goes to 2-2-1 in the SAL after the win and have won two of their last three league games.


The next game for the Coyotes will be on the road at Mariposa at 4 p.m. Tuesday.