A split of contests this past week left the Oakdale varsity soccer boys (9-9-4, 6-4-2) in fourth place in the crowded Valley Oak League standings.
On Monday, Feb. 5 the team hosted first place Sierra (13-4-3, 9-1-2). In the match Sierra went up 1-0 at the break and doubled up the Mustangs 2-1 in the second to win by a final of 3-1. Weston Wright scored Oakdale’s lone goal of the game when Alex Zamora found him for the assist. Sierra freshman Osayi Osawaro scored two goals to lead the Timberwolves to the road win.
Following the loss Oakdale regrouped and headed to Lathrop (5-11-4, 2-7-3) on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The Mustangs found the net three times in the second half to pull away from the Spartans to get a 4-1 road win. Goals by Alex Zamora, Izzy Valero and Dayne Sturtevant paced Oakdale. Eric Anaya served up a pair of assists in the win.
Monday, Feb. 12 the team was scheduled to honor its seniors on Senior Night. Oakdale took on Weston Ranch (7-11-3, 7-4-1) following The Leader’s press time. Earlier in the season the two teams tied 1-1 at Weston Ranch.
“We are still battling for a playoff spot and this team has no quit. That’s one of the things that I will miss about playing Oakdale soccer,” said senior Izzy Valero.
Oakdale’s regular season comes to a close on the road at Central Catholic (4-7-4, 3-5-2). That game is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The junior varsity Mustang boys won both of their league games this past week with a home win over Sierra and a road victory at Lathrop. On Monday night the boys defeated Sierra 2-1. Facing a 1-0 deficit in the second half, Oakdale answered with two goals late in the second half. Edgar Herra tied the game thanks to David Ayala’s assist. Julian Renteria scored the game winner following an assist from Sergio Millard. In their 1-0 win over Lathrop, Julian Renteria found Jay Hummer with less than five minutes remaining in the match to boost the Mustangs to victory.
A three game winning streak has the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team all smiles as of late. This past week Oakdale won a pair of Valley Oak League matches to boost their league mark to 5-6-2 and extend their winning streak to three games. The girls are 9-8-2 overall.
On Tuesday, Feb. 6 the Lady Mustangs defeated Weston Ranch (3-19-2, 0-12-1) by a final of 2-0 on the road. In the win Oakdale scored both goals in the second half as Krissy Lolonis and Brianna Montoya each found the back of the net. Assists came from Kassy Rodriguez and Krissy Lolonis.
Two days later, Oakdale hosted Kimball (4-17-2, 3-8-1) where the Lady Mustangs shut out the Jaguars 1-0. Scoring the game’s lone goal was Briana Montoya unassisted in the first half. Now sitting in fifth place Oakdale took on Central Catholic (14-9-3, 6-5-2) on Tuesday night, Feb. 13 following The Leader’s press time. Oakdale has five seniors on the team: Madeline Freitas, Kylee Black, Talia Millard, Irma Torrecillas and Carla Lopez. All were scheduled to be honored for their contributions and dedication in the Oakdale Lady Mustangs soccer program at their Tuesday night contest.
The junior varsity girls earned a 2-0 road win over Weston Ranch on Tuesday, Feb. 6. No stats from the game were reported. Oakdale was scheduled to finish the season at home Tuesday night, Feb. 13 against Central Catholic.