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JV/frosh roundup: Younger DHS teams have a busy week

DHS JV boys lacrosse coach Adam Price discusses strategy with Blue Devils players including Max Williams (5) and Tom Thornton (4) during a recent game. Davis split its matches last week. Melissa Martinez/Courtesy photo

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From page B2 | March 27, 2013 |

The Davis High junior varsity boys lacrosse team finished its three-game week with a big home win and two losses.

On March 18 at Oak Ridge, the Blue Devils went down, 14-11. The Trojans were ahead most of the game, but DHS attempted to battle back with goals from Isaiah West (three), Griffin McNamara and Tom Thornton (two apiece).

Sophomore midfielder Yared Haile contributed his usual high-energy showing with a goal and an assist, and led the team on grounders with six, before being sidelined with an injury late in the game.

Freshman midfielder Connor Amesbury also contributed a goal and an interception top the Devil cause before he took a blow to the knee that sent him to the bench. Sophomore attacker Jed Arvin scored a goal and led the team in assists with three. McNamara also had an assist and, with Thornton, Justin Reno, Brian Johnstone and Jake Guida contributing grounders.

Davis sophomore midfielder Jackson Herget won seven face-offs and picked up five groundballs. Freshman Hunter Harris led the defense with five grounders and two takeaways. Sophomore goalie Connor Spann had eight saves in another strong performance.

The Blue Devils got a chance to celebrate at home on Friday with a 16-1 trouncing of Bella Vista.

“We came out with the best focus we’ve had this year and we were able to execute our game plan,” DHS coach Adam Price said of the blowout victory. “We had contributions from many different players and everyone on the team got to play.”

Scoring was led by McNamara, who earned seven goals and an assist.

Arvin and West scored three times each, with Arvin adding three assists and West one, as well as two takeaways. The Devils were stingy hosts, only briefly sharing possession with the Broncos in the first quarter. Repeatedly, Price would call out for a certain player to dodge in and score and his order would be served up quicker than French fries at In-N-Out.

Herget played spectacularly, winning seven of 12 face-offs, eight groundballs and an interception. Amesbury scooped up eight groundballs, turning two of them into coast-to-coast clears that became goals; he scored once himself and made an assist.

Other goals came from Thornton and Matthew Scheiber (his first for the team). Even though the ball didn’t visit their end of the field much, sophomore defender Johnstone picked up three grounders and two takeaways, while goalie Ryan Mack contributed three saves in his first outing of the season. In addition, freshman midfielder Noah Lockerd picked up a groundball and drew two penalties within seconds of stepping on the field.

On Saturday, the Blue Devils lost to Novato, 8-3.

The game started off strong for the locals with a goal by Herget. Spann had two great stops to hold Novato scoreless until they broke through and tied the game at 1-1 at the end of the quarter.

The second quarter started with a goal by Arvin, off a great feed from Reno. Later, sophomore defender Sachin Kumar snagged a groundball deep in enemy territory for a successful clear, but Novato scored soon after to tie it again at 2-2. Despite more sharp saves by Spann (he totaled six for the game), Novato was up 4-2 by halftime.

The Hornets owned the third quarter, despite a strong effort by sophomore defender Riley Swift on groundballs and a takeaway each by Herget and Harris. After Novato scored again at the start of the fourth quarter, the well-matched teams played solid defense to keep the score locked up at 8-3 for the duration. Amesbury led the Devils in groundballs with four, and also scored.

DHS frosh/soph swimming

It was a busy week for Blue Devils, as boys competed in a tri-meet with Bellarmine and Jesuit after the girls and boys handily splashed past Monterey Trail in a Delta Valley Conference gathering last Wednesday.

As the DHS girls topped their DVC opponents, 94-38, Madeleine Gallay captured the 50 freestyle (32.50) and 100 free (1:12.02), while Jessica Hughes took honors in the 100 breaststroke (1:57.96) and 200 individual medley (2:40.79).

All three Devil relay teams won, Karenna Hunt (2:33.48) touched first in the 200 free and Maria Maguire went 1:29.43 to take the 100 backstroke.

The Davis boys rolled past the Mustangs, 93-34, with Steven Johns winning the 200 IM (2:18.14) and the 100 butterfly (1:05.04). Like the girls, the local boys captured the three relays while Jensen Geist went 26.90 to hit the wall first in the 50 free. Henry Burke won the 200 free (2:16.45) and Alonzo Cortes’ 1:03.25 was by far the top 100-back effort.

In losses to Jesuit and Bellarmine, Matthew Raabe took the boys 500 free in 5:13.23 — the only win for Blue Devil frosh/soph swimmers. Cortes was second (1:02.61) in the 100 backstroke, and the 400 free relay team of Cortes, Raabe, Ben Hedman and Ben Culberson went 3:41.67 for a second-place finish.

DHS JV girls soccer

After a 10-day layoff, the Blue Devils (9-0-1) returned to action and came away with a couple of wins last week.

A 3-0 victory at Rio Americano came in a game that was not as close as the final score would indicate. In fact, DHS dominated play throughout, outshooting the Raiders 27-2.

The Devils created numerous opportunities in the first half, but settled for a scoreless tie at intermission. However, the relentless attack finally paid off midway through the second half when a cross from the left wing by Alex Diaz was flicked by Emily Torbert to an open Katie Grahn, who finished with a nice half-volley.

A few minutes later, local Marin Garcia picked up a loose ball in the central midfield and sent a diagonal through ball to Elsa Iverson on the right wing. Iverson beat the last defender off the dribble and sent in a low, hard shot between the keeper and near post.

Iverson then found Brooke Rosenblum with a through ball on an overlapping run down the right wing. Rosenblum created shooting space with a devastating move on the defender and hit a laser shot that curled inside the far post into the side net to complete the scoring.

Although she did not end up on the Davis score sheet, Makenna Rubinstein had a strong game on attack with nine shots and several near misses. Defensive midfielders Annie Leck and Garcia, along with the back line of Claire Buhlman, Kasey Carlson, Jordan Callahan, Melissa Teuber, Jodie Stroeve and Megan Klisiewcz, completely shutdown the Raider attack.

Then, DHS pounded visiting Vista Del Lago, 7-1, behind Rubenstein’s hat trick in a nonleague match at Yudin Field.

The Devils played high-energy, dynamic soccer from start to finish, outshooting the Eagles 29-4.

Torbert put Davis on the board early when she finished her fourth header goal of the season off a perfect corner kick from Teuber. Midway through the first half, Teuber delivered again with a corner that bounced to an open Rubinstein, who punched in a low shot.

The Blue Devils’ third goal was costly, as Emma Kaplan was taken down in the box and suffered a broken arm on the play.

Carlson moved up from defense to convert the penalty kick with a blast into the left corner, before Rubinstein capped the first-half scoring when she caught the Eagle defense by surprise, lofting an arching shot from 20 yards out that sailed over the keeper.

With the wind at its back in the second half, the Vista attack broke through the DHS defense with some determined dribbling and rifled a shot past the keeper to close the gap to 4-1.

The rest of match belonged to the locals, however, as Iverson made it 5-1 when she finished a hard-earned cross from Bhavna Kodira. Rubinstein completed her hat trick with another long-range beauty from 25 yards out, and the Devils finished the scoring when Torbert worked free on the left side with a determined effort to find Hannah DeKnikker at the edge of the box. DeKnikker created shooting space with a clever move and slotted home her first goal of the season.

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