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WATER POLO: Kimball has its way against 1st-year Sierra
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TRACY — Sierra coach Dave Breitenbucher is focusing on the little victories as his fledgling water polo program gets through its inaugural season.
On Wednesday, he was encouraged by his girls team despite its 25-1 loss at Kimball, while the boys continued to show fight before fading in the second half for a 15-3 defeat.
For the girls, Felicia La Quaglia scored her first-ever goal, a role that had been dominated by Molly Fadeff in the Timberwolves’ previous matches.
“It was exciting to see another player score a goal,” Breitenbucher said. “The girls are working to better themselves. They’re starting to get a little more active around the net, but a lot of it is still conditioning for the girls.”
He said the same of the boys, who were down 4-0 at halftime before the host Jaguars broke away. Zach Van Zwaluwenburg accounted for all three of Sierra’s goals.
“They’ve been playing good in the first half, they’re just losing steam in the second half,” Breitenbucher said. “They’re starting to play well together, so if we can get in better condition we can be a bit more competitive.”
Sierra hosts West on Friday for a non-league game and heads to Oakdale next Monday.