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CHS boys water polo collects two wins
CV girls tennis squad beats Pacheco
Ceres Highs Gabriella Blandino defeated Pattersons Ashley Afalla 7-5, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play last week. Blandino avenged a 6-2, 6-3 loss. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity boys water polo team remained in second place in the Western Athletic Conference standings this past week after earning a two-game sweep on the road.

Goalkeeper Sean Carr totaled 21 saves and four assists while leading the Bulldogs past the Wolves, 13-6, on Wednesday, at Livingston.

Zachary Jones had eight goals, five assists and three steals for Ceres High, which improved to 4-1 in WAC play.

Terry Brogdon collected four goals, four assists and four steals.

Jones poured in a program-record 13 goals, dished out five assists and tallied five steals in the Bulldogs' 21-6 win at Pacheco on Oct. 14.

The previous all-time mark of 12 was held by Brogdon and Nick Serratos (class of 2011).

Brogdon had seven goals, eight assists and five steals.

Carr made 17 saves.

Ceres High will play at first-place Los Banos today at 4:45 p.m. The Tigers edged the Bulldogs 9-8 on Oct. 7.

The members of Ceres High's and Pacheco's varsity girls water polo teams were exhausted following last week's WAC showdown.

The Panthers exacted revenge with a 12-11 win in overtime on Wednesday in Los Banos.

Ceres High defeated Pacheco 11-6 earlier this season.

Bulldog freshman Julia Pata forced overtime when she evened the score at 11-all with seven seconds to play.

Ceres High and Pacheco played two three-minute quarters of overtime.

The Bulldogs committed a turnover in front of their own goal and the Panthers capitalized.

Pacheco implemented a different game plan during the rematch.

Ceres High's Emily Chapman was limited to three goals. She scored six times versus the Panthers on Sept. 30.

Annie Connors (four goals) led the Bulldogs in scoring.

Katie Rose (three goals) also contributed.

Chapman collected six goals and Pata scored once in Ceres High's 7-4 win over host Livingston on Monday, Oct. 14.

The loss to Pacheco eliminated the second-place Bulldogs (3-2) from the race for the WAC championship.

The Bulldogs will close out the regular season today on the road against undefeated Los Banos.

Ceres High School's varsity girls tennis team lost 8-1 to Patterson on Sept. 19.

The Bulldogs challenged the Tigers during the rematch.
Patterson escaped with a 5-4 victory on Oct. 15 in Ceres.

Ceres High (5-6) won three of six singles and one of three doubles matches versus the Tigers last week.

Marifer Ochoa defeated Kelby Norfleet 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Gabriella Blandino defeated Ashley Afalla 7-5, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.

Blandino lost 6-2, 6-3 to Afalla earlier this year.

Justine Vega defeated Santana Mata 6-1, 6-4 in No. 6 singles play.

Janet Jimenez and Juliana Rosas defeated Antonia Perez and Leslie Diaz 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.

Central Valley 7, Pacheco 2
Emely Amaya, Naomi Torres, Ali Martinez, Celeste Lepe, Claudia Martinez, Ayme Nguyen, Princess Pe, Chelsea Flores, Samantha Sotomayor and Vanessa Monroy all contributed during the Central Valley High School varsity girls tennis team's 7-2 win over Pacheco on Thursday in Ceres.
The Hawks improved to 4-6 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Amaya won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.

Torres won 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Ali Martinez won 6-0, 600 at No. 4 singles.

Lepe won 6-1, 7-5 at No. 6 singles.

Nguyen and Claudia Martinez won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.

Pe and Flores won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Sotomayor and Monroy won 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles.