Kimball High’s water polo teams hosted the Ceres Bulldogs on Wednesday. Kimball played at West High, and will also play at Tracy High while the pool equipment at Kimball High undergoes mechanical repairs. Kimball’s junior varsity boys did not play.
Varsity boys: Kimball 7, Ceres 5
Kimball had a 5-2 lead at the half with three first-quarter goals from Justin Miller, a goal from Trevor Trew and one more goal in the second quarter from Miller. Ceres made a comeback in the third to cut Kimball’s lead to 6-5, with Trew scoring another for the Jaguars, and Miller scored one more in the fourth. Daniel Pickering had five saves in the goal. The Jaguars are 5-6 overall
Varsity girls: Kimball 11, Ceres 1
Kimball took a 4-1 lead at the half on three goals from Colby Chase and a goal from Kaitlyn Traut. Chase, Courtney Andres and Julihanna Mandeville scored in the third, and Sydnie Black scored three in the fourth and Mandeville also scored another. Aubrey Snyder had six saves in the goal. Kimball’s girls are 6-5 overall
Junior varsity girls: Kimball 11, Ceres 0
Kimball’s junior varsity girls are undefeated after another 11-0 win on Wednesday at West High. Tahnee Trew scored two goals in the first quarter, and the Jaguars took a 4-0 lead at the half with goals from Jhacky Romero and Courtney Moberg. Trew scored two more in the third, Natalie Pearlman, Romero and Moberg also scored in the third, and Romero scored one more in the fourth.
West at McNair
The West High water polo teams traveled to Stockton on Tuesday to face the Eagles from McNair High. West won at both the varsity boys and girls levels. West plays again at home on Thursday against Tokay.
Varsity boys: West 23, McNair 10
Kevin Oetken led the way to West’s 23-10 win with six goals. Bradley McCain scored four goals, Matt Dunniway scored three, Zander Kraschinsky, Matt VanNiekirk, and Ken Kurita each scored two and Jacob Thomassen, Justin Hoang, Mitch Cowles, and Jason Bussey also scored for West. Jacob Thomassen had six saves in the goal, and Matt VanNiekirk made his debut in goal with three saves. It puts West at 2-1 in the Tri-City Athletic League, 4-3 overall.
Varsity girls: West 15, McNair 2
West’s girls toughened up their defense with Andrea Ruiz leading the team in steals for the night as West took a 15-2 win. Geraldine Vasquez scored five goals for the Wolf Pack, Heather Porter scored four, Kristen Steed and Madison Tessera scored two each, and Cassidy Waters also scored a goal. Audra Greene had 12 saves in the cage. West is now at 2-1 in the TCAL, 3-4 overall.
Tracy at Lincoln
Tracy High’s water polo teams traveled to Stockton on Tuesday to play San Joaquin Athletic Association rival Lincoln. Next up for Tracy will be Thursday’s home match against Bear Creek, with varsity teams only.
Varsity girls: Lincoln 7, Tracy 5
Tracy’s varsity girls put up the most competitive match of the day and kept the game close through the first half, until Lincoln was able to stop Tracy’s offense in the third quarter. Mariah Serrato and Alyssa Inocencio each scored two goals for Tracy, and Savannah Bailey scored one. Dallyce Marglon had nine saves in the goal and two steals, and Allie Britt had six steals and two assists.
Tracy’s girls are 1-2 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Varsity boys: Lincoln 16, Tracy 4
Lincoln took a 12-1 lead in the first quarter and then backed off for the rest of the game.
Nick Ramon scored two goals for Tracy and had an assist and a steal. Chris Ramon and Blake Adams each scored a goal and Chaz Samaniego had four saves. The boys are 0-3 in the SJAA.
Junior varsity girls: Lincoln 12, Tracy 3
Lincoln outscored Tracy in every quarter to take the win. Nicolette Rocha, Shelby Gregory and Leana Martinez each scored goals for Tracy and Kelli Garry had six saves in the goal.
Junior varsity boys: Lincoln 13, Tracy 3
Tracy and Lincoln played a close first quarter before Lincoln took a 7-1 lead at the half and went on to outscore Tracy in the second half. Jared Finney, Anthony Singh, and Taylor Mellick each scored a goal for Tracy, Chris Kennedy had four steals, and Vincent Mello had eight saves in the goal.
Tracy at Liberty JV tournament
Tracy High’s freshman-sophomore boys water polo team traveled to Brentwood on Saturday to play in the eight-team Liberty Junior Varsity Tournament. Tracy went 1-2 for the tournament. Tournament winner was Irvington, second place was Foothill and third place was Liberty Junior Varsity.
The first game was a 14-8 loss to Foothill. Blake Adams scored four goals for Tracy, Chris Ramon scored two goals, and Aaron Knapp and Anthony Singh each scored a goal. Goaliee Vincent Mello had six saves and a steal and Chris Kennedy had three steals.
Tracy played the Liberty High junior varsity team in the second game for a 9-5 loss. Vincent Mello and Chris Ramon scored two goals each and Austin Meyer scored a goal. Goalie Chaz Samaniego had eight saves, Jared Finney had a block and a steal and Michael Motyka had an assist.
Tracy beat Liberty High’s freshman-sophomore team 9-1. Blake Adams led the offense with five goals, Chris Kennedy scored two goals, Chris Ramon and Aaron Knapp each scored a goal and Anthony Singh had two assists. Goalie Chaz Samaniego had six saves and a steal and Vincent Mello had four saves.