Water Polo: West opens league play with wins
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West High’s varsity water polo teams opened their Tri-City Athletic League season with wins against the visiting McNair Eagles on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at West’s Pinkie Phillips Aquatics Center.

West also played Monday, Sept. 10, at Buhach Colony in Atwater and Sept. 6 at home against Enochs of Modesto.

Boys: West 19, McNair 3

West (4-2) outscored McNair early, taking a 6-2 lead in the first quarter, and then shut out the Eagles in the second half by dominating on offense and giving the visitors few chances to take any shots.

Bradley McCain scored five goals for West. Chris Weaver and Kevin Oetken scored four goals each while Matt Dunniway scored three and Jason Bussey scored two.

Goalie Jacob Thomassen blocked five McNair shots, and McCain, who played goalie in the fourth quarter, blocked two shots.

Girls: West 20, McNair 3

West (2-4) had an 8-2 lead at the half, allowing just two goals for the Eagles in the first quarter and one in the third.

Cassidy Waters scored six goals for the Wolf Pack, Ahimee Trujillo and Marylou Manzo scored four each, Geraldine Vasquez scored three, Lucy Schermesser and Madison Tessera scored two each and Victoria Dillman scored one.

Emily Stoica blocked two McNair shots in the first half, and Waters and Vasquez played goalie in the second half.

Boys: Buhach Colony 12, West 5

Buhach Colony took an early lead Monday and kept the Wolf Pack in check through the second half, with neither team scoring in the fourth quarter. McCain scored two of the Wolf Pack’s goals, and Azero Alcala, Dunniway and Oetken scored the others.

Girls: Buhach Colony 16, West 12

West’s girls overcame Buhach’s 6-1 first-quarter lead and tied the game at seven goals in the third quarter. Buhach went on to score eight goals to West’s five in the fourth quarter for the win.

Waters scored six goals for West, Vasquez scored three, Schermesser scored two and Tessera and Manzo scored one each.

Boys: West 13, Enochs 10

After a close first half, the Wolf Pack held the Eagles scoreless in the second quarter to take a 7-2 lead at halftime and then held on for the win. Oetken scored seven goals, and McCain, Dunniway and Romeo Francisco scored two each. Thomassen had six blocks in the goal.

Girls: Enochs 16, West 13

The teams were mostly even through the first half. The Wolf Pack started to pull away in the third quarter, but the Eagles make their comeback in the fourth quarter for the win. Waters and Vasquez scored six goals each, and Trujillo scored one. Stoica had 11 saves as goalie.

• Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.
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