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Ripon water polo scores shutouts at Central Catholic
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Nick Gannon seeks out a Ripon teammate while getting pressured by the Central Catholic defender. - photo by Photo by SHANNON ESENWEIN


MODESTO — Ripon High’s boys and girls water polo teams routed host Central Catholic in shutouts Wednesday.

The Lady Indians started the evening with a 20-0 victory that moves their Valley Oak League record to 2-1. The boys contingent is 3-0 after crushing the Raiders, 19-0.

Almost all of Ripon’s players got to score, even the goalies for both teams. Gabi Carrasquez and Alexia Urias spearheaded the girls team with four goals apiece. Carrasquez also collected four steals.

Andria Martin was productive all-around with three goals, four assists and five steals. Hannah Sweet also scored three and replaced Kyra Foley at goalie in the fourth quarter. Foley contributed a goal and had four saves.

Amber Scheid (two goals, two assists, four steals), Mallory Brubaker (goal, three assists, two steals), Kaela Gill (goal) and Chloe Winter (two assists, two steals) were other contributions.

Diego Moreno led the boys with four goals and four steals. Noah Esenwein (three sprints won, three steals, two assists), Ty Wells (five steals), Nick Delgado and Nick Gagnon (two assists, six steals) fired three goals each. Wells also played goalie in the second half and blocked four shots.

Usual goalie Darney Mack chipped in a goal after coming up with three saves. Kole Gonzales scored twice, and Daniel Esenwein tallied a goal.



East Union 219,

Central Catholic 244

The Lancers (13-0) are a match away from completing an undefeated regular season in the VOL. They finish up with Kimball at Tracy Country Club today before heading to Stockton’s Swenson Park Golf Course for the league tournament next Tuesday.

Brooke Riley was medalist with a 2-under 35 at Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday. Natalie Cowan was the runner-up with a 44. Brittany Conjin added a 45, Rebeca Leonard a 46 and Allie Tajii a 49. Gianna VanKaveren carded a 45 to lead Central Catholic.