A busy week for Oakdale fall sports came to a close and for the ladies it was a successful one. Oakdale’s girls tennis, golf and volleyball all walked away with victories in league play.
Oakdale remains undefeated in 2016 as the girls racked up two more Valley Oak League wins. On Tuesday, Sept. 13 the girls defeated Kimball in Tracy 8-1. Six of the seven singles earned wins for Oakdale (all in straight sets), and the doubles teams also made short work of the Lady Jaguars, defeating Kimball in straight sets as well. Two days later the girls headed to Lathrop to defeat the Spartans 8-1. Much like the prior match against Kimball, five of the six singles came out on top for Oakdale. Oakdale’s doubles capped off the day with all three teams winning in straight sets. Oakdale continues their road trip when they take on Central Catholic in Modesto today, Wednesday, Sept. 21. Oakdale returns home Tuesday, Sept. 27 against Manteca. All matches are set for 3:30 p.m.
Three events for the Lady Mustangs, all victories for coach Jeremy Fields and the team. On Monday, Sept. 12 the girls went to Roseville to compete in the Helen Lengfeld 18 Hole Tournament at Diamond Oaks. Oakdale took first place as a team with a final scorecard of 434. With par set at 73 Oakdale’s Makayla Christiansen and Taylor Stewart each finished with a score of 81, a team low. Madi Blanc (88), Andrea York and Allie Denning (92 each) and Chloe Liekhus (97) also competed for Oakdale. On Wednesday, Sept. 14 the girls returned home for VOL action. Oakdale knocked off Kimball in nine holes 215-256. Stewart led the way for Oakdale with a score of 39 on the par 36 course. Christiansen (42), Blanc (44), Denning (45) and York (45) rounded out the day for the Lady Mustangs. Oakdale returned to Oakdale Golf and Country Club on Thursday, Sept. 15 for their sixth VOL match play of 2016. Oakdale improved to 6-0 on the season after taking care of Central Catholic 209-294. Leading the way for Oakdale were the trio of Stewart, Denning and Christiansen, who all shot 39 on the day. Blanc (45) and York (45) also played in the match. The Lady Mustangs will be off until Wednesday, Sept. 28 when they take on Weston Ranch to start the second half of the season.
The two-time defending VOL champions have gotten off to a strong start for the VOL season. Oakdale improved to 2-0 in league play after defeating Sierra on the road 3-0 on Monday, Sept. 12. Makkena Ryan led the team in kills with 13, while Sam Nickerson added two blocks. Isabella Cobarruvias made a big impact with 20 assists for the Lady Mustangs and Jodie Whitley added four aces and Anahi Torres and Marisella Nichols each had five digs in the win. Oakdale defeated Manteca on the road with a 3-1 victory in a battle against the Lady Buffaloes. Oakdale took the first two sets 25-17, 25-15 but fell in the third set 18-25 before closing out the contest with a 25-18 win of their own in the fourth set. Ryan led the team with eight kills and eight aces, Whitley added two blocks, Cobarruvias shined with a team high 23 assists and Nichols led the way with 17 digs. Oakdale hosted Kimball on Monday evening following The Leader’s press time, and travel to Manteca to face East Union on Wednesday, Sept. 21.