SACRAMENTO Ñ Playing against a field this weekend that could look very similar to the group of teams it will see in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Water Polo playoffs, Davis High showed again why itÕs the favorite to take home the CIF title.
The Blue Devils rolled through two games by combined score of 30-4 to reach the semifinals of the Woodcreek Tournament on Saturday. In the semis, DHS held off a pesky Clovis West team, 9-6.
In the final, the Devils won a rematch with rival St. Francis, 14-5. It was the second straight tournament that Davis has gotten past the Troubadours in the championship game.
ÒThey are a young team and they are getting better,Ó Wright said of St. Francis. ÒWhat I really liked was when Clovis West cut it to two, we did a good job of staying focused and
finding a way to win. That is the sign of a really good team, when you can find ways to win even when things arenÕt going your way.Ó
DHS got contributions from everyone in its lineup, as top scorer Else Fullerton led the way with 13 goals. Keelia Houston had eight, Rachel Johnson added seven and Rachel Brooks found the net six times to round out the expected scoring for the Devils stars.
Support was provided by Zoe Malot and Hannah Levien, who each scored five goals, Michelle Greenough (4), Hailey Wright (3), Kaitlyn Dawson (2), Darcy Soga (1) and Anna Nicholson.
ÒHannah Levien really stepped up and played with confidence this weekend. She can fly under the radar sometimes but she gives us another great weapon,Ó Wright said. ÒAnna Nicholson, Darcy Soga and Kaitlyn Dawson all made good contributions. They are players that sometimes donÕt see as much playing time but when they get in there they still do a really good job.Ó
When DHS faced St. Francis at a tournament earlier this season, the Blue Devils won 17-2.
This time, Houston poured in four goals while Levien stepped up with three in the victory.
DHS goalies Taylor Leuschen and Haley Cameron each had four blocks against the Troubadours.
The first Devil Scramble, a golf tournament to benefit the DHS boys and girls golf teams, will be Monday, Oct. 18, at El Macero Country Club.
Players are asked to pre-register by Thursday.
Golfers can choose either a scramble or ÒshambleÓ format. The cost for this event is $150, which includes entry into 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, dinner and various awards. Nongolfers are invited for dinner at the cost of $30.
The Davis Lacrosse Association will offer its annual Fall Ball lacrosse camp for boys in grades 2 to 12, from beginners to advanced players.
Fall Ball is an opportunity to try out the fastest-growing team sport in Northern California or hone skills for the next season.
The Fall Ball will take place in Davis Ñ with boys playing on Thursdays and Sundays and girls going Wednesdays and Sundays Ñ beginning this week and running through Nov. 21.
For more information, visit http://www.davislax.org. To register, go to the website and click ÒRegister Online.Ó
For general questions about Davis Lacrosse programs, contact Don Aiello at (530) 750-3892 or [email protected]