The Napa High girls water polo team improved to 2-0 in Vine Valley Athletic League play with another shutout as it blanked visiting Ukiah 11-0 on Thursday.
Goalie Caitlyn Berryhill continued to be unscored upon, recording two blocks and two assists. Meena Khan helped secure the win with four goals, six steals and two assists, and Gabby Ortiz and Alice Graham each scored a goal and had two steals.
Head coach Ashiq Khan said Grace King played a heads-up game with two goals and a steal, that Maia Manzagol did a stellar job scoring three goals with some quick drives, and that Sofia Brandon and Angelina Adams provided great support with three and two assists, respectively.
The Grizzlies’ defense could be tested at Napa Valley College at 4 p.m. Tuesday when they visit Justin-Siena (4-5, 2-0 VVAL), which outscored Sonoma Valley and Cardinal Newman by a combined 49-6 this past week.
Varsity Boys Water Polo
Ukiah 11, Napa 9
The Wildcats, who beat Napa 10-6 last Saturday in Ukiah, squeaked out a road win over the Grizzlies on Thursday despite seven blocks and two assists from Napa goalie Gibson Page.
Kadel Hoch provided much needed movement, Grizzlies head coach Ashiq Khan said, while collecting four goals, an assist and a steal. Garrett Wachendorfer scored two goals, and Lukas Barrett, Lukas Opp and Lucas Brandon each added one goal.
Khan said Jake O’Connor played great defense while providing two assists, and that Max Alfaro orchestrated the offense and defense while playing a major role in guarding Ukiah’s best player.
Vintage has 1-1 week
The Crushers won 8-4 over Heritage of Brentwood on Thursday after dropping a 9-8 overtime thriller to Cardinal Newman on Tuesday, both at home.
On Thursday, Jack Diakon, Nico D’Angelo, Sean Pratt and Philip Ross each had two goals, John Moss and Phillip Ficele had two assists each, and Pratt had one assist. Luke Williams, Diakon, D’Angelo, Ficele and Pratt each had a drawn ejection, and goalie Aidan Davis had 13 saves, four steals and an assist.
In Tuesday’s game, which featured three lead changes, Diakon had three goals, two assists and three drawn ejections. D’Angelo had three goals, an assist and three drawn ejections. Ficele added a goal and three drawn ejections, and Ross had a goal, one assist and one drawn ejection. Pratt had two assists and a drawn ejection, Ross one assist and a drawn ejection, and Moss two assists. Davis had 10 saves and blocked a 5-meter penalty shot.
Justin-Siena 3, American Canyon 0
Julia Sangiacomo rang up 21 kills, three blocks, four digs and an ace, recording her 1,000th career kill for the undefeated Braves as they swept the visiting Wolves, 25-10, 25-12, 25-9, in a VVAL match Thursday night.
Also for Justin-Siena (6-0, 4-0 VVAL), Eva Cleary had five kills, five digs, two blocks and three aces, Peyton Newell four kills and four blocks, Megan Hanson two kills, a dig and seven aces, Shelby Thomason 18 assists, and Keely Heil 12 assists and two aces.
“Great passing through the match enabled our setters to feed the ball to Julia, and tough serving kept the momentum on our side for most of the match,” said Braves head coach Chelsea Reilley, whose team served 13 aces.
For American Canyon (1-6, 0-4 VVAL), Yani Kenion had three kills and a block, Jessica West two kills, and Caytlin Capulong two kills and seven digs.
Justin-Siena competes in the East County Tournament in Brentwood on Saturday, and next week visits Vintage on Tuesday and Petaluma on Thursday.
Vintage 3, Petaluma 2
The Crushers improved to 4-2 in five-set matches with Thursday night’s hard-fought, 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 15-13 VVAL road victory.
Olivia Ilsley amassed 28 kills along with seven assists and an ace for the Crushers (6-2, 2-1 VVAL), Maddie Klungel had 16 kills, eight blocks, 13 digs, 13 assists and two aces, and Kelsey Klungel had 15 kills and three aces.
Taylor Brandt added five blocks, two aces, three kills and two digs, Maddie Flohr four aces and seven digs, Julia Bodor seven kills and three blocks, and Sarah Gauger four kills, nine digs and 24 assists.
Varsity Girls Tennis
American Canyon 5, Sonoma Valley 2
The Wolves swept the singles matches in Thursday’s VVAL win at home. At No. 1 through No. 4, respectively, it was Lylah Awad over Olivia Weisiger, 7-9, 6-2, 6-4, Grace Warioba over Audrey Castillo, 6-0, 6-2, Genesis Billingsley over Lily Raaka, 6-1, 6-3, and Berke Nauright over Siobhan Hernandez, 6-2, 6-1.
American Canyon’s No. 2 doubles team of Ellie Angold and Mia Ang beat Eden Scheiblich and Lizza Moore, 7-2, 6-1.
For the Dragons, No. 1 doubles players Mary Gallo and Reese Dobson downed Yesi Alvarez and Nyla Maharaj, 11-9, 6-0, and their No. 3 team of Erin Gylfe and Hannah Walton topped Sabina Mendoza and Kianti Deleah, 6-2, 6-4.
Justin-Siena 6, Casa Grande 1
The Gauchos had to battle for their only win Thursday in Petaluma, as Justin-Siena’s Tiffany Wang and Patrizia Tandinco made Kim Padilla and Aalyna Silva work hard for their 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-5) victory at No. 2 doubles.
Winning in straight sets for the Braves were No. 1 Jenna Curtola, 6-1, 6-0 over Samveda Ruk, No. 2 Bella Rampa, 6-2, 6-1 over Ashley Hancock, No. 3 Roses Newell, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 over Suparna Kompalli, and No. 4 Presley Schultz ,6-2, 6-4 over Dorah Brutus.
In doubles for Justin-Siena, No. 1 players Ashlyn Mills and Lucia Lanzafame beat Lauren Doran and Perla Perez, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 1-0 (10-7), and No. 3 players Libby Birkbeck and Emelia Pavenstadt beat Hadley Mahoney and Taty Morrow, 6-2, 6-1.
JV Boys Water Polo
Vintage has 2-0 week
Ryan Mooney had three goals and five steals to lead the Crushers to a 7-6 comeback win over visiting Cardinal Newman on Tuesday. Carson Bacci had two goals, an assist and five steals, Will Flint had two goals, two assists and a steal, Dominic Dandini had two assists and a steal, Jackson Carmichael had an assist and a steal, Nico Solorio had two steals, and Carson McClintick had an assist. Sharing goalkeeping duties were Aidan Magee, who had nine saves and a steal, and Erik Kvidahl, who had three saves. Each allowed three goals.
The Crushers also beat visiting Heritage on Thursday, getting two goals, two drawn ejections and five steals from Bacci. They also got two goals and four steals from Flint, a goal, two steals and a drawn ejection from Mooney, and a goal and two steals from Carmichael. McClintick added an assist and steal, Jose Hernandez had a drawn ejection, Dandini had six steals, Caleb Hedemark two steals and Luke Shea one steal. Magee had 12 saves and two steals.
Varsity Girls Golf
Vintage 334, Justin-Siena 338
Leading the Crushers in Tuesday’s home win at Silverado Resort were Sophie Saleh with a 50 and Cierra Yeager with a 63. The Braves were led by Samantha Tuite’s 51.
Justin-Siena 2, American Canyon 0
Lauren Halls and Sophia Granko each had five kills, Halls adding four aces, as the Braves won 25-23, 26-24 in VVAL action at home Thursday night. Charmaine Griffen added three kills and four aces, and Sydney Wang had three kills and a block.
Vintage 2, Petaluma 0
Olivia Ostler finished the night with six kills as the visiting Crushers swept the Trojans 25-22, 25-11 on Thursday. Jordan Whitehead chipped in four kills and two aces, and Makenzie Wallace contributed five aces.
Vintage 2, Petaluma 1
In their 25-11, 24-26, 16-14 road thriller Thursday, the Crushers were led by Peyton Williams’ six kills and three blocks, Evelyn Gillis’ five kills and ace, and Gemma Bahnsen’s three kills and four aces. Celeste Calderon added eight digs, Reese Larson two aces and five digs, and Sophia Martin and Maddie McPhee seven assists apiece.