JV/frosh roundup: Strong finish to DHS JV boys soccer season

By From page B2 | October 31, 2012

The Davis High boys junior varsity soccer squad ended its season in convincing fashion, winning its final four games handily to finish 10-0 in the Delta Valley Conference.

Along the way, the Blue Devils tallied 44 goals and gave up zero.

They also reached the team objective of having every player score during the season.

In a 3-0 victory over Grant, Kyle Gold, Pablo Guarnizo and Sammy Walker found the back of the net.

Then, DHS keeper Javi Nieves began an 8-0 thumping of Laguna Creek by converting a penalty kick, while Ben Stahl, Matt Cheung, Chris Marelich, Kyle Fix and Walker also scored. Matt Rowen had two goals in the win, with Jaleel Dmeiri and Isaiah Alba adding assists.

The recent flood continued against Monterey Trail, when Daniel Perez, Sebastian Gonzales, Guarnizo, Tim Baxter, Thomas Olde, Ethan Hessl, Joe Rainer, Mike Meadows-Smith and Cheung scored in an 11-0 victory.

The final game of 2012 — against Elk Grove — proved more dramatic, however.

Guarnizo scored the lone goal of the match and the Devil defense held on to keep its unblemished record intact.

The players dedicated the final victories to Jesse Hopp and Francis Avoce, two players down with injuries.

DHS JV girls water polo

After rolling to a championship at the season-ending Oak Ridge Invitational, the Blue Devils completed the year with a 25-2 record.

Under the direction of former DHS and UC Davis standout Ariel Feeney, the locals went 5-0 at last weekend’s two-day event.

Megan Fleming was asked to fill in at goalie on Friday and did a terrific job, according to Feeney. When regular goalie Maddie Lilliedoll returned on Saturday, the Devil defense helped steal the show.

Both Fleming and Lilliedoll were accorded top-goalie honors in the invitational while Davis’ Kendall Doten, Kinsey Van Deynze and Melissa Alvarez also made all-tourney.

Devil Emma Stenz was busy scoring goals as DHS beat Woodcreek, 13-5, Del Campo, 14-1, and McClatchy, 11-3, on Day 1. After topping El Camino, 11-6, the Devils won the title with a 5-1 victory against St. Francis.

DHS cross country

Like their varsity counterparts, the Blue Devil frosh/soph cross country teams swept the Delta Valley Conference Championships on Saturday at Willow Hills in Folsom, with runners covering a 2.1-mile course.

DHS’ girls won their race with 17 points, followed by Elk Grove (46) and Franklin (82), while Devil Elisa McIsaac was the league champion, winning with a time of 13:34.

Her teammates were right on her heels, with Claire Dicker (13:39) crossing the finish line next, then Alex Diaz (third in 13:43), Zoe Juanitas (fourth, 14:05) and Elise Chu (fifth, 14:13). Rounding out the scorers were Jeanne-Marie McPherson (seventh place) and Jasmine Casillas (eighth), while Sarah Sherwin also finished in the top 10.

Coach Bill Gregg was notably impressed by the huge improvement of all of the frosh/soph girls, many of whom ran personal bests.

The Davis boys had a trio of leaders racing together throughout much of the race, with freshman Kellen Browning taking first in 11:32. Sophomore Blake Croft was close behind, placing second in 11:34, with Charlie Harris (11:49) in fourth. Other scorers for DHS were Liam Mayr (seventh, 12:28), Justin McGrew (11th, 12:42), Zachary Moffatt and Aidan Cox.

Bruce Gallaudet

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