The Vintage High junior varsity boys water polo team won the Del Oro Invitational with a 4-0 record this past weekend in Loomis, improving to 11-1 on the season.
“This weekend was a great experience for our boys,” Crushers coach Mackenzie Anderson said. “We still have a lot of work to do, but I think they are starting to see where we need to focus. If they keep working hard, I expect great things from this group of athletes.”
In Friday’s first game, Vintage defeated Del Oro 11-2. Dominic Dandini had two goals and two steals, Jackson Carmichael two goals and two assists, Carson Bacci two goals, an assist and a steal, Caleb Hedemark two goals, and Will Flint two goals and two steals. Carson McClintick added a goal and assist. Jose Hernandez an assist, Luke Shea an assist and two steals, and Ryan Mooney and Austin Whitehead one steal apiece. In the goal, Aidan Magee had three saves, an assist and two steals, and Erik Kvidahl had two saves, an assist and a steal.
Their second game of the day saw the Crushers also rout Oak Ridge 12-2. Mooney had four goals, two assists and two steals, Bacci three goals, three assists and three steals, and Flint two goals. Dandini chipped in a goal, an assist and a steal, and McClintick and Whitehead each added a goal. Nico Solorio and Hernandez each had an assist, Shea had an assist and steal, Mason Davis and Carmichael each had two steals, and Jack Webster, Matteo Roldan, Korbin Pierce and Hedemark each had one steal. Magee had three saves and a steal in the net, and Kvidahl added two saves and an assist.
On Saturday, Vintage downed Benicia 10-6. Mooney again scored four goals and added a steal. Dandini had two goals and a steal, Bacci also scored twice and had six steals, Carmichael had a goal and two steals, Flint tallied one goal, Roldan had two steals, and Justice Smutnak had one steal. Magee had a save, assist and four steals, and Kvidahl two saves and a steal.
In the championship game, Vintage defeated McClatchy 6-5. Flint and Bacci each had two goals, with Bacci adding two steals. Mooney and Carmichael had one goal apiece. Dandini led the defense, shutting down a dominant set in the middle and adding two steals. Mooney also had two steals, with Shea adding one. Magee had 10 saves in goal.
Wolves go 1-3 in tourney
American Canyon competed in the Pleasant Valley Classic in Chico this past weekend.
The Wolves fell to Roseville, 25-17, 25-14, and Kelseyville, 25-16, 25-19 in pool play. In bracket play, they lost to Miramonte, 25-16, 25-11, before defeating Paradise, 25-20, 25-22.
American Canyon found success against Paradise by being disciplined to the game plan and having minimal errors, head coach Katy O’Brien said.
For the tournament, Caytlin Capulong had five aces, 13 kills and 48 digs. Aldine Lusung had five aces, 14 kills and 26 digs. Lena Vo had three aces and 15 digs. Raizel Dimalanta had 14 digs and 24 assists. GeAnn Santos had 14 digs.