Errecalde scores game-winner as Tokay blanks Sheldon
After two ties to open San Joaquin Athletic Association play last week, the Tokay High boys soccer team needed a break.
While playing an extra game wouldn't usually be considered a break, on Monday the Tigers took advantage of the first of three matches this week.
Aaron Abood assisted Nick Errecalde on a goal midway through the opening half and keeper Greg Cundari later saved a penalty kick as Tokay held on for a 1-0 victory over visiting Sheldon in a non-league game.
Normally, teams only play two league games a week during the regular season. But with the addition of Tracy and West to the SJAA this season, it was harder to schedule some of the non-league games in the preseason, Tokay coach Ruben Gomez said.
"Generally, you don't want to play three games in a week during the regular season. But after the two ties last week, the kids were pretty relaxed because it was almost like a practice," Gomez added. "It was good for conditioning and it was a big confidence builder."
Cundari finished with saves, all in the first half. Jimmy Griffitts was in goal in the second half, and he also had three saves.
The Tigers continue SJAA play on Wednesday when they host Bear Creek. Lodi, which also opened with ties in its first two league games, will travel to Stagg.
"With four teams going to sections because of realignment, there's still a lot of soccer left," Gomez said.
Tokay's junior varsity squad lost to Sheldon 4-1.
Marcus Carloni scored Tokay's only goal and keeper Erik Maldonado had six saves and Paul Marquez added five for the Tigers.
Mike Salazar, Juan De La Torre and Guillermo Menjivar had outstanding games for Tokay (2-1-1, 2-0 SJAA).
Galt 3, Valley 0
Galt had no trouble on Monday night, winning in straight sets against Valley, 15-13, 15-9, 15-12.
Jessie Hammett took first place with an all-around score of 34.67 in the 7-8 division to help lead GymStars to a first-place finish in Level 4 competition this past weekend in Visalia. Hammett was third in the vault (9.05), first on the bars (8.65), second on the beam (8.55) and first on the floor (8.4).
In Level 5, Kaye Cabacungan was first in the 9-year-old division with an all-around score of 36.9 as GymStars took first. She was second on the vault (8.92), first on the bars (9.3), first on the beam (9.3) and first on the floor (9.37).
Phyli Edens, in the 10-year-old division, was first all-around (35.4), second on the vault (8.47), second on the bars (8.6), first on the beam (9.5) and first on the floor (8.82).
In the 11-and-up division, Bianca Delucchi was first all-around (36.4), first on the vault (9.1), first on the bars (9.05), first on the beam (9.3) and first on the floor (36.4).
In Level 6, Julia Valentin, competing in the 11-12 division, was second on the bars (8.25), first on the beam (8.85), third on the floor (8.47) and first all-around (34.1) as GymStars placed second.
Maggie Norton, in the 13-and-up division, was second on the bars (8.45), second on the beam (8.75), first on the floor (8.75) and first all-around (34.34).
For more results, see Scoreboard on Page 13.
School Days Invitational
Carlee Sestric, competing in the open division, was first all-around with 34.27 points as Gymweavers took first in Level 4. Sestric was first on the vault (9.0), fourth on the bars (8.3), fourth on the beam (8.55) and third on the floor (8.4).
For more results, see Scoreboard on Page 13.
Whiskeytown Lake Swim
Lodi's Devin Nishizaki, competing in the boys 10-and-under division, placed first in the 500-yard swim with a time of 8 minutes, 20 seconds, this past weekend at the 20th Annual Whiskeytown Lake Swim.
Danielle Combs (girls 9-10) was fifth with a time of 13:20.
In the one-mile swim, Katelyn Griffin (girls 11-12) took second with a time of 26:22. Elizabeth Combs finished in 45:58 to place sixth.
In the one-mile Masters Division, Mike Combs (men's 45-49) was second with a time of 24:17, and Jim Casey was seventh, finishing in 30:50.
In the two-mile race, Justin Stafford (men's 25-29) was first with a time of (53:59), Cindy Griffin was third in her age group with a time of 56:17, and John Griffin was ninth in his division with a time of 58:13.
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