ROSEVILLE — When Davis High girls water polo coach Doug Wright added Tuesday night’s contest against Woodcreek to the team’s 2013 schedule, he had no idea that it would be special night.
Playing in the same Summer Sanders Pool at the Roseville Aquatics Center that has hosted them for several Sac-Joaquin Section championship games, the Blue Devils’ 15-2 win over the Timberwolves was the 500th in program history. The win came in DHS’ 600th girls water polo game.
“It was a really cool thing, because it came at a great pool where we’ve played in a bunch of section championship games,” Wright said. “Also, because it was a night game, there were a lot of parents and even some grandparents that were able to come out.”
The Devils actually fell behind 1-0 in the early going — then rattled off 15 straight goals.
“Woodcreek is really well-coached; they run a good program and their girls came to play,” Wright said.”We really had to work.”
Lauren Owens — a senior who has been a part of many Davis wins — paced the Blue Devils with four goals, while junior Colby Stapleton added a hat trick. Two more DHS tallies came courtesy of junior Mara Dominguez. Heather Johnson, Alyssa Alvarez, Haley Blackwell, Kendall Doten, Lara Vanderbilt and Emme VanVhoris each notched single goals.
The Devils’ next challenge is the Western States tournament on Friday and Saturday. Davis opens Friday with a 1:45 p.m. match against Ukiah at Johansen High.