MODESTO — Ripon High’s boys water polo team scored 11 goals in the first half and tightened up defensively over the final two quarters in a 16-3 rout of host Central Catholic on Tuesday.
The Indians improved to 3-0 in the Valley Oak League and next head to Sonora to face the reigning champion.
Maika West scored all three of his goals in the second period and also assisted four others overall to spearhead the Indians’ balanced attack. Noah Esenwein, Ty Wells, Kaleb Hinrichsen, Jake Chapin and Jaskehar Sekhon contributed two goals each. Lucas Esenwein, Conner Self and Kai West added one goal apiece.
Matthew De La O racked up 13 saves at goal and shut out the Raiders in the second half. Lucas Esenwein anchored the defense with seven steals and a pair of blocks.
Bret Harte 202, Ripon 215
ANGELS CAMP — Myra Toledo was co-medalist with a 12-over 48 at Greenhorn Creek, but it wasn’t enough for Ripon (6-5) in the pivotal Valley Foothill League North Division matchup.
Jessie Thompson and Olivia Fonseca led Bret Harte (6-3) with a 48 and 49, respectively. Bianca Toledo (52), Emily Harris (55) and Kassidy Isham (62) rounded out scoring for the Indians.
Manteca 270, Sierra 342
Kylee Eberle outdueled Sierra’s ace player as the Buffaloes coasted to the Valley Oak League victory.
She was low medalist with a 14-over 51 at Manteca Park Golf Course, two strokes better than Sierra’s Bryanna Gavino. Manteca’s Bella Gonzales also carded a 53.
A trio of Buffaloes Taylor Reed (54), Alyssa Gutierrez (56) and Michaela Pangburn (56) were in contention for first place. Other scorers for Sierra were Hailee Looney (61), Hallie Trzcinski (67), Kailee Lencioni (79) and Andie Gonzlaes (82).