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Bulldogs win pair of matches by blowout
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Gisele Garcia and Ceres High’s second-place varsity girls water polo team will battle first-place Beyer this Thursday in Ceres. The Western Athletic Conference contest will begin at 3:30 p.m. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High’s varsity girls water polo team dominated Grace Davis and Mountain House by a combined score of 41-6 in Western Athletic Conference play last week.

The second-place Bulldogs improved to 5-1 following Thursday’s 21-4 blowout of Grace Davis in Ceres.

Ceres High has a one-game lead over third-place Johansen (3-2) in the WAC standings

The Bulldogs edged the Vikings 11-10 in overtime on Sept. 13.

“We’re feeling pretty good right now. Moving forward, we want to beat Beyer or at least maintain our position ahead of Johansen.”
Coach Stephen Dias

 “We’re feeling pretty good right now,” coach Stephen Dias said. “Moving forward, we want to beat (first-place) Beyer or at least maintain our position ahead of Johansen.”

Bulldog Camyrn Silva poured in a match-high seven goals against the Spartans.

Emily Wolff tallied five goals.

Kassandra Armas and Allison McAdams chipped in with four and two goals, respectively.

Ninweh Gorges, Katie Hensley and Elyse Cannella all scored once.

Grace Davis challenged Ceres High in the first period.

The Spartans grabbed a 1-0 lead 23 seconds into the match and trailed 5-2 through the first 14 minutes of play.

Ceres High seized control with a 9-0 scoring barrage in the second period.

“We gave them hope in the beginning,” Dias said. “We had to play extra hard to compensate for that.”

Host Ceres High topped Mountain House’s inaugural water polo team 20-2 on Sept. 25.

“They’re new,” Dias said. “They’ll get better. But it’s going to take a couple years.”

Gisele Garcia scored a game-high five goals against the winless Mustangs (0-6).

Silva and Wolff both collected four goals.

Armas, Gorges and Adriana Lopez all contributed two goals.

McAdams added one goal.

The Bulldogs stormed out to a 15-0 lead in the opening half.

“Everybody got a chance to play,” Dias said. 

Ceres High will play host to Beyer (6-0) this Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

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Emily Wolff tallied five goals during the Ceres High varsity girls water polo team’s 21-4 blowout of Grace Davis last Thursday. - photo by Dale Butler