Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Freshman Renaud comes through for DHS girls lacrosse


DHS freshman Camille Renaud, middle, evades four Oak Ridge defenders during Friday's 15-14 Blue Devil win at Brown Stadium. Renaud scored a goal in the final seconds of regulation to send the contest into overtime. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

From page B1 | April 06, 2014 |

Freshman Camille Renaud had 10.8 seconds to find a way to tie the score of Friday night’s girls lacrosse game.

If she scored, it would send her Davis High squad into overtime. If she didn’t, the Blue Devils would lose a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference game to visiting Oak Ridge.

Renaud only needed 2 1/2 seconds.

And her clutch goal ultimately led to DHS’ 15-14 win at a soggy Brown Stadium.

Renaud finished with four goals and junior Sarah Bloise led the Devils (4-4, 3-1) with seven.

“That’s (Renaud’s) second game-tying goal; for a freshman to take that kind of pressure on is amazing,” said Davis head coach Jenn Morris. “It just shows that she plays well beyond her years.”

But Renaud’s goal would not have been so big without great team defense from the locals, who forced the Trojans to turn the ball over with 30 seconds left.

In overtime, Bloise received the ball off of the opening draw, sped by the Oak Ridge defense, and whipped one of her nearly unstoppable shots past a helpless Trojan goalkeeper to give the Blue Devils a 14-13 lead.

Renaud then scored DHS’ 15th and final goal to put the game away. Morris said that winning such a hotly contested matchup will help the Devils down the road.

“This is that one we needed to show that we can come this close and we can finish it and we did,” Morris said. “I’m so proud that they did that because once you get that feeling, you know how to do it and you’re going to be able to do it again and again.”

However, from the beginning of the game it looked like Davis would have no problem with the visitors.

Bloise set the tone immediately, winning the opening draw then weaving her way through the Oak Ridge defense to put the locals up 1-0 just 11 seconds in.

She scored another goal in similar fashion, then assisted on a Renaud tally, still before the first minute had elapsed.

Another quick goal gave the Blue Devils a 4-0 lead with only 1:50 gone by.

“That (run) was very important,” Morris said. “Sarah has been (scoring early) a lot and that’s how we’re getting out to these quick, early leads. Now we need to learn to control the pace once we have that lead.”

After taking a 9-5 advantage into intermission, thanks to five goals from Bloise, DHS’ offense suddenly disappeared in the second half.

A 10-minute stretch during which the Devils couldn’t get anything going offensively allowed the Trojans to cut the lead to two. Morris said the lack of offense was due to poor shot selection.

“A lot of it was that we were forcing some really bad shots, we were tired — we starting shooting to shoot rather than shooting when it’s a good opportunity,” Morris said. “So those bad shots end up being turnovers and that really hurts us.”

Davis, however, bounced back and now prepares for a Monday (5:30 p.m.) home game against Canyon Crest Academy.

Note: Due to damp conditions after intermittent rain throughout the day, both Renaud and Bloise had to change sticks because the officials deemed the pockets of their sticks to be illegal.

— Reach Thomas Oide at toide@davisenterprise.net. Follow him on Twitter at @ReporterThomas. View galleries and purchase prints of Blue Devil sports photos at http://davisenterprise.zenfolio.com.



Thomas Oide

Thomas Oide is a senior at Davis High School, the editor-in-chief of the DHS student-run newspaper, The HUB, and a staff writer at 12thmanrising.com.


UC joins U.N.-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

Nature’s beauty is in our own back yard

By Charlotte Orr | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Jury finds Dixon man guilty of mortgage fraud

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1

Harmony Award nominations sought

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Baha’is celebrate 50th anniversary in Davis

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Downtown gift cards get a new perk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Unscheduled landing

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Free community yard sale Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Street Food Rodeo rolls into West Davis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Wolk kicks off ‘Morning with the Mayor’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

So you want to be an entomologist?

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A4

Sheriff’s Office honored for safe-driving initiative

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Pets of the week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Forum will answer questions about new license law

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Applications open for Biberstein grants

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10



Brother’s drinking out of control

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

We must not stand for perpetual war

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Don’t cut all the trees

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

A great Day in the Country

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Donors support school matinees

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

A big Explorit thanks!

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Teacher tenure becomes key campaign issue

By Tom Elias | From Page: A6

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6



Blue Devils bounce back against Pleasant Grove

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Running game powered Devils in first football win

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Davis field hockey team rights ship at Lassen

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Devil golfers soar past Sheldon

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

UCD roundup: Aggie women reach finals of East/West golf tourney

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2Comments are off for this post | Gallery

U11s get a win in an eventful weekend of youth football

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

A’s support Samardzija in a win over Angels

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8







Carol L. Walsh

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4



Comics: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (set 1)

By Creator | From Page: B5

Comics: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (set 2)

By Creator | From Page: B7