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ROUNDUP: Lathrop boys water polo team places 3rd at McNair tourney
Lathrop water polo
Alan De La Garza Garcia with coach Bryce Keeney show off the hardware after Lathrop placed third in the inaugural Mike Leabo Tournament this past weekend at McNair. De La Garza Garcia was named to the all-tournament team. - photo by Contributed

Lathrop’s boys water polo team placed third in the inaugural Mike Leabo Tournament this past weekend at McNair of Stockton.

The Spartans reached multiple milestones at the event. Alan De La Garza Garcia was named to the all-tournament team, and they had their best finish in a tournament. They also picked up their sixth win, establishing a new single-season program record.

 Lathrop won two of its three contests, opening with a 15-2 loss to Bear Creek. The Spartans defeated Calaveras 16-8,  and fended off Amador 11-9 in the third-place match.

Christian Buerster burned Amador with seven goals, finishing with a team-high 13 for the tournament. He also netted six in the win over Calaveras. De La Garza totaled nine goals, coming up with six in the Calaveras contest.

Caiden Wiesnieski contributed five goals, and Connor Giovannoni chipped in two. Dominique Faaliga recorded five saves in the Amador game. Gustavo Martinez, Pyro Coates, Javier Contreras, Xavier Algozo Javier Contreras and Krish Markendey anchored the defense all tournament.



Tom Laythe Invitational

Annie Wild placed second individually, leading Ripon’s varsity girls to fifth place in the small-school division Saturday at Willow Hills Reservoir in Folsom.

Ripon’s senior standout finished the 5,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 12.11 seconds. Jenna Skavdahl finished 22nd in 22:30.51.

Sierra’s varsity boys took ninth, and Ripon finished 12th. Sierra was paced by freshman Christian Gonzalez (15th, 17:57.06), while Julio Pelaez (26th, 18:30.70) led the Indians.



Ripon 3, Livingston 0

Adriana Dorn delivered 13 assists to go with eight kills and two aces to help the Indians (6-1, 14-8 overall) dominate the Trans-Valley league match, 25-20, 25-15, 25-16.

Makenzie Loechler added seven kills, two blocks and four aces. Kylee Fullmer and Kailee Inderbitzin (two digs, three aces) each had five kills. Kaya Whitaker handed out 15 assists. Eden Velasco served four aces.


JV volleyball

Ripon 2, Livingston 0

The undefeated Indians rolled to another win, 25-17, 25-11.

Amelia Lara and Shayla McKeon sparked the offense with eight and seven kills, respectively. Abby Stewart fired six aces. Katelyn Bogetti contributed 20 assists, three aces and two blocks.


Frosh volleyball

Ripon 2, Livingston 0

Ashley Campos served up eight aces in Ripon’s 25-17, 25-17 TVL sweep.

Addison Naranjo chipped in six aces, Kyra Schnenger had five and Olivia Taylor (two assists) chimed in with four.