ELK GROVE — As the Davis High boys water polo team eases into the season, the Blue Devils are still looking for their first really competitive match. The game against Laguna Creek on Tuesday at Wackford Pool did not fit the bill.
With coach Tracy Stapleton using his entire roster liberally, DHS crushed the Cardinals, 23-2, improving to 2-0 on the season. The Devils, who have outscored their first two opponents by a total of 37-5, will get challenged for the first time on Thursday when Granite Bay comes to Arroyo Pool.
“Granite Bay is generally one of the strongest programs and they have a veteran coach, so expect the game to be really competitive,” Stapleton said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how we react. This is only our third game so it will be a good early-season test.”
Though Davis didn’t get the competition it craves from Laguna Creek, there were other positives to be found as players like Gabriel Leal, Alex Borowsky and Jensen Geist, among others, had their chance to shine.
Leal, a junior, poured in five goals, while senior Borowsky found the net four times. Geist, a sophomore goalie, played well in his three quarters in front of the local cage.
Other DHS scoring came on hat tricks from Valente Dolcini, Cameron Wright and Garrett Fisk, and single tallies by Sam Burke, Conrad McCarthy, Brad Nicholson and Nick Masson. Stapleton also praised the play of Daniel Alvarez.
“It’s good for some of those guys to get a chance to play significant minutes in a game situation,” Stapleton said.