Ceres High’s varsity girls water polo team fell short in its quest of a three-peat at the McNair Tournament this past month.
The Bulldogs had to settle for third-place honors.
“There were only three trophies,” coach Stephen Dias said. “We got one of them. You can’t whine about that.”
Ceres High won three of four matches.
“The girls did an awesome job. They earned respect.”Coach Stephen Dias
“The girls did an awesome job,” Dias said. “They earned respect.”
Bulldog Camryn Silva was selected to the all-tournament team.
She scored 21 goals.
“She did great like usual,” Dias said. “She’s a strong player.”
Ceres High reeled off three consecutive victories after being edged out 8-7 by eventual runner-up Bret Harte on Sept 28.
A non-call helped the Bullfrogs escape with a one-goal win against the Bulldogs.
Bulldog Emily Wolff appeared on her way to tying the game in the final 20 seconds.
“She was going to swim the ball into the cage and got yanked back by her swimsuit,” Dias said. “It should have been a foul at the minimum, possibly a kick out, or a five-meter penalty shot.”
Wolff and Silva both scored three times versus Bret Harte.
Kassandra Armas had one goal.
The Bulldogs squandered a five-goal lead in losing to the Bullfrogs.
Ceres High defeated Calaveras 13-5 on Sept. 28.
Armas led the Bulldogs with six goals
Silva and Allison McAdams totaled four and two goals, respectively.
Gisele Garcia contributed one goal.
Ceres High cruised past McNair, 17-8, on Sept. 29.
Silva poured in a match-high seven goals.
Wolff and Armas collected five and four goals, respectively.
Mariana Ramirez added one goal.
Ceres High topped Amador 16-8 for third place on Sept. 29.
Silva scored seven goals.
Wolff and Armas had five and two goals, respectively.
Garcia tallied one goal.
“We should have played in the championship game,” Dias said. “But you can’t look backward. It is what it is.”
Tracy claimed the team title.
Ceres High topped Tracy in the finals the previous two years. “We were looking forward to playing them again,” Dias said.