Sunday, February 1, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Revenge is sweet as Devils stick it Monte Vista

0316boyslaxW

DHS' Sam Eaton (85) gets a hug from Liam Neville after Eaton scored a goal in the second half of the Blue Devils' 7-6 overtime win over Monte Vista on Friday at Brown Stadium. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

By
From page B1 | March 16, 2014 |

Mark Bruemmer could barely walk. His legs and calves were both shot after a long, hard-fought battle.

But the pain was worth it as the Davis High boy’s lacrosse team defeated nemesis Monte Vista — the same squad that had knocked the Blue Devils out of the playoffs the past two years — 7-6 on Bruemmer’s overtime game-winner Friday night.

With just under a minute left in the extra session, Bruemmer, who was having a relatively quiet night, found himself with the ball.

“I really hadn’t done much all game, but I figured I might as well take it and see what happens,” an exhausted Bruemmer said after the game. “I drove toward the goal, rolled under, and shot it and hoped for the best.”

Once the Devils saw the soft ripple of the net, the sideline erupted, streaming onto the field to mob Bruemmer.

But even though Bruemmer’s shot won the contest, it was goalkeeper Vikram Prathap who kept DHS in the game. Prathap made several-eye popping stops, including an almost improbable double-save to prevent the Mustangs from tying the score in the first half.

Prathap become the first goalie to hold mighty MTHS to fewer than eight goals in a game this season. Even more impressive, Friday’s contest was Prathap’s first since being out with a thumb injury.

“Vikram played out of his mind,” said Davis head coach Nick Juri. “He’s been waiting for this for two years; he showed everybody what he’s got.”

Prathap added: “I’ve spent the last two seasons kind of waiting on the sidelines. I knew that this year was going to be my year. I was a little bit iffy with the injury, but it’s my last year and I wanted to go out with a bang.”

In the first half, the Blue Devils got goals from Daniel Rowen and Kevin Willefert to take a 2-1 advantage into intermission.

However, DHS saw its hard-earned lead dissipate quickly as the Mustangs scored four unanswered goals in the third quarter to take a 5-3 lead.

“Some calls didn’t go our way,” Juri said of the scoring run. “A few turnovers got to our heads a little bit, but you know, there are things on this field that we can’t control. As long as we play our game, we’re fine.”

And when the Devils got into a man-up situation, Kian Reno and Sam Eaton took advantage. Reno drove hard to the right side of the field and passed the ball to Eaton behind the net.

Eaton wove his way between two MTHS defenders around the crease and put the ball in the back of the net to cut the deficit to one.

Liam Neville soon tied the score at 5-5 by converting on an opportunity of his own. The Davis speedster left three Mustang defenders in the dust, then whipped a wicked shot past the helpless Monte Vista goalkeeper.

But the Blue Devils still found themselves down 6-5 with less than two minutes to play, and with the ball in the Mustangs’ possession. That’s when DHS’ Jackson Herget harassed a Mustang attacker into coughing up the ball, giving the Devils one last chance to send the game to overtime.

And they converted.

Eaton ripped a one-hopper toward the goal, but it ricocheted off the post and floated in the air for what seemed like forever. The ball ended up in the pocket of Rowen’s stick and the senior coolly sent it into the back of the net to force OT and set up Bruemmer’s game-winner.

The win was sweet as Monte Vista had beaten the Blue Devils three times in the past two seasons, including twice in the playoffs, despite the presence of former DHS standouts Will McPherson, Rudy Buhlman and Mikie Schlosser.

“Whenever we hear that we lost those guys (to graduation) and people say that we’re rebuilding, we get pissed off,” Juri said. “That makes us work even harder because we know that we have the talent to be a great team. We work hard and we know we can beat teams like (Monte Vista).”

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

Comments

comments

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.
  • Recent Posts

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

  • .

    News

     
    The end of an era for The Enterprise, as pressroom closes

    By Kimberly Yarris | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Jewish fraternity vandalism classified a hate crime

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

     
    Well-loved library has services for all ages

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Islamists post beheading video

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    More than a foot of snow possible for Midwest, Northeast

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    UCD Med Center patient tested negative for Ebola

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Kudos to the Thomsons

    By Sue Cockrell | From Page: A3

     
    Arboretum ‘I do’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    The story of Mark and Maria

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Summer lovin’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Stories come alive at the library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Lee will speak Wednesday about city issues

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Training starts Tuesday for Jepson Prairie Preserve tour guides

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Lecture looks at women in Egypt

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    Stepping Stones supports grieving youths

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9Comments are off for this post

    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Japanese students seek Davis host families

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    And bingo was the game-o

    By Tate Perez | From Page: A9

     
    Tuleyome Tales: Searching for the elusive McNab cypress

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    Questions and answers about breast cancer set

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    Davis Arts Center welcomes students’ work

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    .

    Forum

     
    How much drinking is too much?

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Three old ideas going, going, gone

    By Marion Franck | From Page: A10

     
    Ensure that you’re protected against measles

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    Act would let patients control their own fates

    By Our View | From Page: A12

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A12

    They’re experienced and honest

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Toy drive was a big success

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

    One-way street solves dilemma

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

     
    Council, follow your own policies

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

    Wi-Fi in our schools could result in health impacts

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13

     
    Life goes on in Rutilio Grande, despite country’s gang violence

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13 | Gallery

    .

    Sports

    UCD women survive against winless UCSB

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Foursome will represent Davis at national soccer tournament

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Depth charge: DHS girls defeat Elk Grove

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Blue Devil boys lose on Herd’s buzzer-beating trey

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Kings get past Pacers

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

    Sharks blank Blackhawks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    UCD roundup: Aggies make a racket but fall to Sac State, Pacific

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    And the survey says: Success for Davis Chamber

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A12

     
    Putah Creek Winery launches ‘Give Back Tuesday’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    Doby Fleeman: Toward a more perfect Davis

    By Doby Fleeman | From Page: A12

     
    Ullrich Delevati, CPAs, adds senior accountant

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    Seminar will cover business challenges

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A13

     
    Japanese fondue dips into Davis scene

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A13 | Gallery

    Novozymes, Cargill continue bio-acrylic acid partnership as BASF exits

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, February 1, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8