In its first two Delta Valley Conference matches, the Davis High junior varsity boys soccer team showed the ability to dominate, but had some problems in converting, winning once and playing Grant to a scoreless tie.
The Blue Devils opened their league schedule with a 4-0 win over Franklin.
The scoring began when a twisting corner kick from DHS’ Matteo Sorrentino bounced off two defenders for a Wildcats own goal. The second tally was similar — a Devil cross careened off a Franklin defender and into the net.
In the second half, Michael Vernau beat the FHS keeper on a breakaway and Ethan Hessl made it a 4-0 with a booming shot.
Thomas Lloyd, Dan Shuman and Kyle Cuvelier led the local midfield in that victory.
The Blue Devils dominated their match against Grant, taking more than 12 shots on goal, but could not score.
DHS defenders Matt Rowen, Buddhika Ratnasiri, Ryan Strong and Chris Marelich neutralized the Pacers on the few occasions when they crossed midfield.
DHS boys frosh/soph water polo
The Blue Devils made it all the way to the championship game of last weekend’s Jesuit frosh/soph tournament, taking second place.
Lodi won the title match, 11-7, on Saturday.
In that contest, DHS’ Steven Csaposs tallied five times, while Matt Blackwell and Peter Blumberg each added one.
The Devils opened the tourney with a 14-1 win over El Capitan in which Alex Preisler scored four times, Blumberg and Nate Burmas each tallied twice and Kevin Krupa, Henry Burke, Csaposs and Jack Liu each found the net once.
Davis then routed Bella Vista behind four goals from Burke and hat tricks from Blackwell and Csaposs. Saihaj Bajwa added a solo score.
The second day of competition was more challenging for the local squad …
But, with a hat trick from Csaposs and two goals from Blumberg leading the way, the Blue Devils edged Granite Bay, 8-7, to reach the championship contest.
Throughout the tournament, DHS goalies Garrett Dawson and Lucas Brown defended the net well.
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