The Tracy High girls golf team improved to 2-1 in San Joaquin Athletic Association play with a win over Cesar Chavez, 295-346, at Tracy Golf
Country Club on Tuesday.
Allison Jackson’s 46 paced the Bulldogs. Ashley Mack carded a next-best 56, and Amanda Pereira and Samantha Moreno both took home 63s. Mira Punjiya’s 67 and Lindsey Thompson’s 72 rounded out Tracy’s scores.
“Mira came up with her best score of the year,” Tracy coach Derek Solano said. “I was really pleased with her. She and Samantha are continually improving.”
Tracy will need to keep improving ahead of Thursday’s trip to Woodbridge Country Club, where they face section power Lodi in SJAA play.
West 320, McNair 348
At Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi, the Wolf Pack advanced to 3-0 in Tri-City Athletic League play with a win over the Eagles.
Deanna Goddard matched a season-best 52, and Belinda Mahan was close behind with a 58. Kimberley JohnsonChase’s 71, Jazzmin Goodman’s 64, Erin Whitcomb’s 75 and Jasmine Garrett’s 79 were the rest of West’s scores.
“We played an inexperienced team, like us,” West coach Jim Rice said. “The difference was two girls with more experience than any of their girls,” he added, referring to Goddard and Mahan.
West’s undefeated record will be put to the test Thursday at Tracy Golf
Country Club when the Wolf Pack host Tokay.
Lincoln 4, Tracy 1
In Stockton on Tuesday, No. 2 singles player Corrin Geibig notched the Tracy High girls tennis team’s only match win in both teams’ league opener.
“She played a great match,” Tracy coach Paul Demsher said. “She beat a really good player.”
Elsewhere, Tracy’s No. 1 singles player Katelyn Golik dropped her match to Namomi Villaipando 1-6, 1-6, and Ashley Ewen was nipped by Ashley Smith 4-6, 2-6, in No. 3 singles.
Layla Rahimi-Keshari and Amanda Torreto lost at No. 1 doubles in three sets, 6-2, 1-6, 2-6.
Next up for the Bulldogs (0-1 SJAA) is Bear Creek, whom they host Thursday at Tracy High.
Boys water polo
Lincoln 13, Tracy 2
Senior Matt Jesse and junior Kyle Smith scored for Tracy in their SJAA opener.
“Lincoln’s generally a pretty quick team,” Tracy coach Matthew Woodward said. “Considering how fast they are, I think we did pretty well.”
Quintin Carey made seven saves in goal for Tracy (0-1 SJAA, 0-2 overall), who host Bear Creek on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Girls water polo
Lincoln 10, Tracy 2
In Stockton on Tuesday, the Tracy girls water polo team opened SJAA play with a loss (0-1 SJAA, 3-3-1 overall).
Melissa Shaf and Ali Berrien provided the Tracy goals, and keeper Mandy Culpepper notched 10 saves and two steals. Berrien also contributed a block and two steals.
“They have a lot of experience,” Tracy coach Keith Britt said. “It being the first game, we came out a little timid. We didn’t play the way I know we can play.”
Lincoln 9, Tracy 4
Samantha Martin, Danielle Rond, Samantha Phelps and Ashley Bongiovanni all scored for Tracy (0-1, 1-1), who received solid play in net from Erica Ribeiro and Janae Murphy. Audrey Cook contributed an assist and a steal for the Bullpups.
West 0, Lincoln 3
The West High volleyball team (0-3 preseason) had trouble with Lincoln’s height on Tuesday in Stockton, but mistakes and mental errors didn’t help, either, as the Wolf Pack lost 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 to the Trojans.
The Wolf Pack had a series of solid rallies but folded at key moments.
“At all crucial times of the game we shanked a ball or something,” West coach Pete Mullen said. “Our team will get better.”
Senior Nicole McDaniel had four kills, and Kylin Ellison had four aces and eight kills.
Mullen said he would probably shake up the lineup in the near future ahead of West’s final preseason match with Bear Creek on Thursday.
West 2, Lincoln 1
West’s back row was the difference against Lincoln in Stockton on Tuesday.
Devin Brown notched six service aces and Mariah Johnson notched eight kills from the middle hitter position.
West 2, Lincoln 1
Charae McDonnell served the Wolf Pack to victory Tuesday in Stockton, and Lauren Fass and Liu DellaFosse also contributed with the service.