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Soccer Boys, Golf Girls Putting Wins On The Books
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A 3-0 win over Central Catholic High on Saturday propelled Riverbank's varsity soccer team to the semifinals of the 30th Annual Ripon Christian-Jerry Terpsma Classic.

There, the Bruins watched a 1-1 deadlock with Ripon swing the Indians way after a thrilling 4-3 penalty kick finale.

Ripon would go on to lose to Escalon 2-0 in a TVL dominant tournament serving as a bit of a league preview for each respective program.

Riverbank, league champs a year ago, hosts Terpsma Classic champs, Escalon, in a heavily anticipated Trans-Valley League opener on Thursday, Sept. 16.

The Bruins will look for standout goalkeeper Rafael Ramires to limit Cougar scoring.

"Escalon looks strong, but if we can come together we will make a run for (the league title)," Riverbank coach Martin Gonzales said. "If we can become a team soon we should be tough to beat."


The Lady Bruins ousted Valley Foothill league foes in back to back matches this past week.

The team posted a 235-237 win over Calaveras on Thursday at the par 35 La Contenta Golf Course after medalist honor from league MVP frontrunner, Courtney Floyd. Floyd's 45-stroke performance was followed by a 60 from Kayla Page. Carlye Avey and Amanda Lopez each ended in 65 strokes.

The Bruins also ousted Ripon Christian in 180-197 fashion at the Jack Tone Golf Course. Floyd carded a 38 on the par-31 for another medalist performance. Avey shot a 45 while Emily Blevins shot a 47 and Page a 50.

Riverbank is at Ripon on Thursday to continue league play.