April 15 is “Tax Day” and the Lady Mustangs’ varsity soccer team made Weston Ranch pay up Tuesday night. Oakdale scored a season-high 11 goals in the shutout win over the Cougars.
The offensive explosion came out of nowhere, as the team entered the Valley Oak League (VOL) contest averaging fewer than two goals a game. (28 goals in 15 previous games this season).
Oakdale established an astonishing 7-0 lead at the break, and didn’t let up in the second half as they added four more goals in the final 40 minutes of play. Everybody would get involved in the scoring column, as nine players scored goals, including a pair from both Christina Bradshaw and Bailey Antonio. Adding one each were Megan Burke (3 assists), Amelia Hernandez, Denise Thompson, Logan Laugero and Danae Rose. Other assists came from Sydney Sudaria, Helena Hoover, Breanna Garza and Madison Feuerstein (2 each) and Izzy Arellano.
Goalkeeper Hannah Hanko stopped all three of Weston Ranch’s attempts in the home victory.
Oakdale swept Weston Ranch on the season, outscoring them 15-0 in the two games in which they have met.
“All of the girls played today and played well. Everybody had a hand in this win and that’s important.” head coach Alfredo Quiroga said.
The Lady Mustangs’ winning ways carried into Thursday night’s matchup against Lathrop as they shut out the Spartans 4-0. Oakdale scored two goals in each half, including a pair from Danae Rose. Also tallying goals were Garza and Feuerstein. Notching assists were Burke, Thompson, Jazmine Velasquez and Arellano. Goalkeeper, Melissa Ibarra stopped all four of Lathrop’s attempts.
“We played well this week. The girls are starting to improve each day,” Quiroga added.
The team is now fifth in the VOL standings with a record of 6-8-3 on the season. OHS has three remaining games, two on the road as they travel to face East Union on Tuesday, April 22 and Manteca on Thursday, April 24 before wrapping up the season at home against Sonora on Tuesday, April 29 with all games starting at 6:30 p.m.