Ceres High's varsity boys water polo squad dropped to second place in the Western Athletic Conference following Wednesday's 11-5 loss at Livingston.
"Both teams were 2-0 going into the game," Bulldogs head coach Bill Campbell said. "We knew it was going to be tough. We just didn't execute."
The Wolves (3-0) took over sole possession of first place in the WAC.
Ceres High dropped to 2-1 in the conference standings.
"They've beaten the same teams we've beaten," Campbell said. "We just didn't play to our full potential."
Bulldog Caleb Bishop scored a team-high two goals against the Wolves.
Ceres High teammates Tristan Freitas-Scott, Ethan Letras and Nicholas Webb all contributed one goal.
The Bulldogs never posed a threat as they fell behind 8-1 in the opening half.
Ceres High outscored Livingston 4-3 after intermission.
The Bulldogs converted just 5 of 15 shots attempts during the course of the game.
"Everything that could have went wrong, went wrong," Campbell said. "The dynamics of the whole team was off. We just didn't play well."
CHS outlasts LB
Host Ceres High rallied for a 15-13 win over Los Banos on Oct. 3.
"It was a pretty intense," Campbell said. "We scored seven goals in the fourth period to come back and win the game. We kept battling. I think we wore them down."
Freitas-Scott poured in five goals while starring on offense.
Bishop, Webb and Logan Kier had four, three and two goals, respectively.
Noah Rantz added one goal.
Bulldog goalkeeper Jacob Black totaled 12 saves.
Ceres High trailed 10-8 at the end of the third period.
The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 7-3 the rest of the way. Ceres High tallied three goals in a one-minute span to stun Los Banos.
"They called a timeout to try to slow us down," Campbell said. "It was a great game. It was a battle."
Ceres High will play at Pacheco and Los Banos this week.
"We got six more games," Campbell said. "If we win out, we can still finish on top and make playoffs."