With a weekend tournament schedule that features a matchup with the second-best high school water polo team in the country, the Davis High boys rested their top players on Tuesday — with impressive results.
The Blue Devil reserves showed that DHS has skill up and down its 18-man roster as the locals opened up a 10-goal lead before holding off Monterey Trail, 11-6, at Arroyo Pool.
Tim Nguyen, Alex Borowsky and Gabriel Leal each posted hat tricks for the Devils, Ben Diamant and Zac Anderson added one tally apiece, while backup goalie Jensen Geist played the whole game and made some really nice passes to set up the offense.
“This was fun,” Davis coach Tracy Stapleton said after his squad led 7-1 at halftime and 11-2 after three quarters. ”It was a great opportunity for the reserves to get in and they did a fine job.”
The Blue Devils now look ahead to the North/South Challenge tournament in Atherton. They open up against Harvard Westlake on Friday, a team Stapleton said is the second-best in the United States.