Wednesday, April 23, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

DHS boys lacrosse hurt by slow start

DHS goalie Will McPherson (35) and defenders Gus Realyvasquez (11), Rudy Buhlman (72) and Connal Hart (0) set up in front of the Blue Devils goal in Friday's North Coast Section quarterfinal game. Host Monte Vista eliminated Davis, 12-4. Theresa Ratermann/Courtesy photo

If only the North Coast Section would agree to start its boy lacrosse playoff games about 30 minutes later …

On Friday, the Davis High boys lacrosse team dug itself an early hole for the second straight postseason outing. But this time, even a valiant effort over the final three periods wasn’t enough in a 12-4 loss at Monte Vista in the NCS quarterfinals.

It marked the second consecutive season that the Blue Devils made the quarters, only to be eliminated by the Mustangs.

Two days after bouncing back from a 3-1 deficit to beat Granite Bay, DHS fell behind 5-0 to Monte Vista in Friday’s opening period.

“Monte Vista executed offensively and defensively and we didn’t,” Devil coach Nick Juri said of the first quarter.

With the Mustangs maintaining ball possession for nearly the entire 12 minutes, the local defense gave a good effort despite the goals allowed. Senior Rudy Buhlman, a key Davis defender for the past few years who will play next season at Dominican, led the way and goalie Will McPherson made five of his 14 saves in the period.

Finding inspiration in that strong defense, the Blue Devils changed the momentum in the second quarter. Kevin Klenzendorf got DHS on the board when he scooped up a rolling ball and fired into the net and later, off a takeaway by Connal Hart, senior Willie Hawkins went end-to-end for another tally.

After winning the second quarter, the Devils trailed 6-2 at the half.

Following intermission, more solid defense from Davis — including takeaways from Sam Gellen and Kian Reno — and outstanding face-off work by Reno (10-of-14 on the night) wasn’t enough to stem the tide.

Reno added three forced turnovers and Ryan Amesbury had a pair of fourth-quarter goals for the Blue Devils. Other DHS players forcing turnovers included Mikie Schlosser, Kelby Spore, Logan Davis, Gellen, Hart and Hawkins.

“We gave everything we had, but Monte Vista is a great team,” Juri said. “It is tough to go out like this and never fun to end the season. We now need to focus on the next season and keep our heads held high.”

The Devils finished the year at 17-4, including an undefeated run through 12 games of Sacramento Valley Lacrosse League play.

Enterprise staff

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

UC Davis biodigester hungers for food scraps, belches out electricity

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
New mosaic mural reflects Peña family history

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

Davis businesswoman presides over conference

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Bible fun featured at Parents’ Night Out

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Fire damages Woodland home

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

 
Davis Arts Center: See ceramics, join the Big Day of Giving

By Erie Vitiello | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Register to vote by May 19

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Birch Lane sells garden plants, veggies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Team Blend hosts fundraiser for Nicaragua project

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A3

 
Sign up for enviro organizations during Earth Week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Fundraiser benefits Oakley campaign

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Odd Fellows host culinary benefit for nonprofit

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

UCD to host premiere of autism documentary

By Cory Golden | From Page: A4

 
400 bikes go up for bids at UCD auction

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Fire crews gather for joint training

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
UFC hears from two local historians

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Church hosts discussion of mental health needs, services

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Sunder hosts campaign event for kids

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Train to become a weather spotter

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Fly Fishers talk to focus on healthy streams, rivers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Learn survival skills at Cache Creek Preserve

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Veterans, internees may receive overdue diplomas

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

UCD professor to talk about new book

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Slow Food tour showcases area’s young farmers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

.

Forum

Will anyone notice?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
My votes reflect city values

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

I support Sunder for board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
A plea on the Bard’s birthday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Sharing fire services has been a success

By Our View | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

.

Sports

DHS thunders back to win an epic DVC volleyball match

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Seniors send Blue Devil girls past Broncos in a lacrosse rout

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Davis gets to Grant ace and rolls in DVC crucial

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Walchli is under par in another Devil victory

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

DHS/Franklin I goes to the Blue Devil softballers

By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
 
Sharks go up 3-0 with OT win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

Baseball roundup: Rangers rally to beat A’s in the ninth

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

Field to fork: El Macero’s chef offers spring tastes

By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

 
Music, wine flow at Fourth Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Biscuits ‘n Honey will play at winery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
 
Five Three Oh! featured at April Performers’ Circle

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Celebrate spring at I-House on Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Catharine ‘Kay’ Lathrop

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6