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Lady Mustang Squads Make Late Season Push
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Oakdales Danika Brown helped power the Lady Mustangs tennis team to two wins this past week. Brown won both of her matches in straight sets. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

As the end of the fall sports season comes into view, many of the Lady Mustangs teams are making playoff pushes. The girls golf, tennis and volleyball squads all made the most of their opportunities this week and earned Valley Oak League wins.



The Lady Mustangs continue to dominate the Valley Oak League. In the team’s lone contest this week, Oakdale defeated East Union 228-267 on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The win puts Oakdale at the top of the Valley Oak League standings with a perfect 13-0 league record. On the par 36 course through nine holes, Taylor Stewart finished three over at 39 and Andrea York (44), Madi Blanc (46), Allie Denning (46) and Makayla Christiansen rounded out the day for Oakdale. Oakdale played in their final VOL match of the year on Tuesday, Oct. 11 against Central Catholic, with the match following The Leader’s press time. Oakdale will travel to Stockton to play in the 2016 Valley Oak League tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Tee time is set for 9 a.m.



Two matches, two wins for Oakdale. Winning each match 8-1, the Oakdale tennis girls notched two more Valley Oak League wins. Oakdale defeated Kimball on Tuesday, Oct. 4 with some strong singles performances and a stellar performance by the doubles. Oakdale’s Tay Talamentes; Carley Newbill, Danika Brown, Maddie Brewer and Kendall Kiely all won in straight sets. All three Oakdale doubles also won in straight sets. Taryn Lane/Shannen Yang, McKenzie Brown/Lijian Bacud and the team of Breanna Morgan and Tayla Barry were all victorious for Oakdale. Two days later the girls defeated East Union on the road. The same girls kept their momentum with wins. Oakdale traveled to Lathrop on Tuesday, Oct. 11 following The Leader’s press time and will host Sierra on Thursday, Oct. 13, with the match scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.



Two road wins for Oakdale lifted the varsity girls to a league record of 6-1. The girls defeated Lathrop on Monday, Oct. 3 by a 3-1 final, 22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-20 and defeated the Sierra Wolves 3-0 later in the week. Against Lathrop, the varsity squad was paced by Marisella Nichols with 28 digs and four aces, Makkena Ryan added three aces and a kill. Jodie Whitley had seven kills, Isabella Cobarruvias had 42 assists and Samantha Nickerson added four blocks. Taking down Sierra 25-15, 25-9, 25-15, Cobarruvias had 10 digs, 24 assists and a block; Ryan notched six aces, one block and eight kills; Vienna Juarez had six kills and Nickerson chipped in with four. Courtney Dickens and Ashley Moreno added one block each. Oakdale is currently in second place, one game behind Kimball. The Lady Mustangs hosted Manteca (6-2) on Monday night following press time for The Leader. Oakdale will travel to Kimball to face the first place Jags on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and will host East Union on Monday night Oct. 17. Varsity game is set for 6 p.m.

No information was available for the freshman and JV teams.