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CHS moves into tie for second
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The Ceres High varsity boys water polo team had its way with Enochs High School on Thursday at Johansen High School.

The Bulldogs posted a 20-7 victory over the Eagles in league play.

"It was a very scary game because Enochs had nothing to lose," coach Brian Kline said. "This is their first varsity program and they're well coached."

Kevin Fliflet scored a game-high seven goals for the Bulldogs, who moved into a two-way tie with Modesto High for second place in the Modesto Metro Conference.

Ryan Calou and Raul Massie tallied three goals apiece.

Zach Brooke, Chris Rossi and George Polovin all contributed two goals.

Aaron Torres scored once.

Ceres stormed out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter behind three goals by Fliflet, and one by Brooke, Calou, Massie and Rossi.

"The key to the game was executing our offense the way we practiced it," Kline said.

Modesto 15, Ceres 13

The Bulldogs suffered their first loss in league on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Ceres High School.

Fliflet and Calou both scored four goals. Torres and Rossi had two. Torres added one.

Shane Nunes, Ceres' hole-set guard, left the game with an eye injury early in the first quarter. He had to get four stitches after getting gouged.

"Without him, we're still a strong team. But we would have had a chance at a difference outcome if he played the whole game," said Kline, whose team trailed 4-3 heading into the second quarter.

The Bulldogs faced a 13-8 deficit at the end of the third quarter.

Ceres pulled to within two by outscoring Modesto 5-2 in the closing seven minutes. Rossi led the way with two goals. Torres, Massie and Fliflet all had one.

Bulldog goalies Kenny Carroll and Nick Steely combined for 10 saves.