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Mixed results for Mustang soccer squads in league play

The varsity girls Oakdale High School soccer team went 1-1 this past week. In their pair of road Valley Oak League contests, the Lady Mustangs defeated Sierra 3-0 but fell to East Union 3-2.

On Monday evening, Jan. 8 the girls went to Manteca to face Sierra. Oakdale blanked the home team behind Dakota Burford’s two goals and an assist. Junior Joceyln Gradilla added a goal and an assist as well. Playing goalkeeper for Oakdale were Keira McCulley and Avery Alves. McCulley had one save and Alves had a trio of saves.

Wednesday, Jan. 10 the girls went back to Manteca to clash with the East Union Lancers. Oakdale took a 2-1 advantage into halftime but ultimately let it slip away in the 3-2 loss. Senior Mia Peterson had both goals for Oakdale. McCulley allowed two goals and had a save. Alves had two saves and allowed one goal.

This week Oakdale hosts Central Catholic on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.

Friday night, Jan. 19, the girls travel to Manteca to face the Buffaloes at 6:30 p.m.

Oakdale is currently in fourth place in the Valley Oak League with a record of 1-1-1.

For the varsity boys, it was a challenging week. Oakdale went 0-2 following road losses to both Sierra and East Union. On Tuesday, Jan. 9 the boys gave up their 2-1 halftime lead to lose 5-3 to the Timberwolves. Abraham Isidro-Montes and Jason Martinho each had first half goals for the Mustangs. Those goals were assisted by Hudson Ruvalcaba and Jesus Corona. In the second half, Dylan Krause scored on an unassisted goal. Goalkeeper Raul Guerrero had six goals. Thursday night the boys were blanked by the East Union Lancers 4-0.

Oakdale is so far 0-3 in three games during Valley Oak League play. The Mustangs look for their first league win this week. They were to host Central Catholic on Tuesday night, Jan. 16 following The Leader’s press time. The Mustangs are away against Manteca on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.