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OHS Varsity Soccer Boys Find Offensive Rhythm

In two games this past week, Oakdale found the net 10 times to earn two Valley Oak League victories. Oakdale shut out Lathrop on the road 7-0 on Monday night, Jan. 9 and continued to have a big week with a 3-1 home win over Weston Ranch two nights later.

Prior to Monday’s big win, Oakdale struggled the last three games having either tied or lost and only scoring six total goals in that span. The Mustangs jumped out to a 5-0 first half lead against Lathrop and did not look back. Finding the back of the net twice were Israel Valero and Alejandro Gonzalez for Oakdale. Also scoring goals were Wesley Allen, Jake Mendoza and Collin Harrity, each with one goal. Manuel Aguilar, Tony Verduzco and Dayne Sturtevant all had two assists and Ever DeLeon added one. Defending the goal for Oakdale were Daniel Dubiel and Nate Richardson. Both goal keepers had three saves.

Two nights later the boys hosted Weston Ranch at The Corral where Oakdale scored two second half goals to defeat the visitors. Mendoza scored his second goal of the week and also had an assist. Like his senior teammate, Allen also scored a goal and added an assist. Verduzco added a goal for Oakdale in the win. Juan Arias provided an assist. Dubiel had four saves and allowed one goal, and Richardson had three saves in the game.

The Mustangs (9-4-2, 3-1-2) are now in third place in the Valley Oak League behind Sierra and East Union. Oakdale will play two road games this week starting today, Wednesday Jan. 18 at Kimball (3-6-1, 1-3-0) and will travel to Manteca (6-6-1, 1-3) on Monday, Jan. 23. Both games are scheduled for 5:30 p.m.



The JV boys earned two more league victories jumping them to a 4-0 league record. Oakdale’s week began with a 2-0 road win over Lathrop on Monday. Miguel Casillas scored on an assist by Carson Frazee and Eric Anaya scored on a goal of his own. At The Corral on Wednesday night, the boys blanked Weston Ranch 1-0 behind a goal by Frazee, who was assisted by Thomas Knierieme. Oakdale will take on Kimball and Manteca on the road this week. Both games are scheduled for 4 p.m.