Friday, January 30, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Johnson paces DHS girls to quarterfinal win

By
From page B1 | November 07, 2012 |

The Davis High girls water polo team has had a wealth of talent the past two decades, as proven by its nine Sac-Joaquin Section championships — including each of the last three.

But in all of those CIF playoff games, longtime Blue Devil head coach Doug Wright doesn’t remember a higher scoring performance than Heather Johnson’s eight-goal explosion on Tuesday. The junior’s huge outing led DHS to a 15-5 victory over Lincoln (Stockton) in the section quarterfinals at Tokay High.

“Heather Johnson was awesome,” Wright said. “She made some outside shots, a lot of nice drives. She was just being really creative and finishing shots.”

The Devils led 2-0 after the first quarter, then 5-1 at the half. After a huge third period, though, the locals had the game in hand at 12-2.

“We had a bit of a slow start but then kind of got it going in the second quarter,” Wright said. “We really poured it on in the third.”

With Johnson getting a big chuck of the Davis goals, Colby Stapleton and Lauren Owens were the next highest scorers with two each. Jane Gunnell, Mara Dominguez and Kendall Doten had one tally apiece, while goalie Alicia Demaree had five blocks in the first three quarters before giving way to Mattie Lilliedoll (two blocks).

“Colby was dominant. She only had two goals but drew a lot of ejections,” Wright said. “Emma Meads, Haley Blackwell and Monica Fererra, along with Jane Gunnell, did a good job off the bench.”

The defending Division I champions now move on to Thursday’s semifinal, where they will face Del Oro — which captured last year’s D-II title before moving up — at 1 p.m. The Golden Eagles feature goalie Kaitlynn Johnson, who plays club water polo with many of the DHS players.

“She is a really talented goalie,” Wright said. “You have to be mindful when it’s your turn to shoot that you have to put a little extra zip and a little extra direction on it.”

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Town hall focuses on Coordinated Care Initiative

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

     
    Schools give parents tools to help kids thrive

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Suspected Ebola patient being treated at UCD Med Center

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A1

    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Stanford University to get $50 million to produce vaccines

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Two more cases of measles in Northern California in children

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Dartmouth bans hard liquor

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A2

     
    Walkers head out three times weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3Comments are off for this post

    Free tax preparation service begins Monday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    No bare bottoms, thanks to CommuniCare’s Diaper Drive

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Storyteller relies on nature as his subject on Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Still time to purchase tickets for DHS Cabaret

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    All voices welcome at sing-along Wednesday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Great Chefs Program will feature Mulvaney

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    February science fun set at Explorit

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Take a photo tour of Cuba at Flyway Nights talk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    See wigeons, curlews and meadowlarks at city wetlands

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Time for bed … with Grandma

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    A ‘new deal’ for the WPA building

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Protect root zone to save trees

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Weigh quality of life, density

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Olive expert joins St. James event

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    We’re grateful for bingo proceeds

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    .

    Sports

    UCD has another tough football schedule in 2015

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Gould’s influence felt mightily in recent Super Bowls

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Mustangs hold off UCD women

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD men set new school D-I era win record

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Sharks double up Ducks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Watney, Woods start slow at TPC Scottsdale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

    Recall that first Aggie TV game, national title?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘Artist’s Connection’ launches on DCTV

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    ‘Song of the Sea’ is an enchanting fable

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Gross’ paintings highlight a slice of Northern California

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    February show at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 is ‘Food for Thought’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, January 30, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: A9