Campolindo wins Western States water polo tournament

October 14, 2013 

Oakdale's goalie Caitlyn Golding comes close, but can't keep this shot from becoming one of Campolindo's 13 goals over the Mustangs during the Western States Waterpolo winner's bracket Saturday at Johansen High School. Oakdale would end up losing to Campolindo 13-4.

ELIAS FUNEZ — Modesto Bee Buy Photo

Campolindo of Moraga scored eight goals in the championship game over Miramonte of Orinda, winning the 2013 Western States Tournament title.

But before Campolindo had a chance to play Miramonte, it had to get past Oakdale — which had not lost a round in the tourney prior to Saturday's semifinal game.

After beating Clovis North 8-4 in its morning game, the Mustangs fell 13-3 to the eventual champions.

In the game for third place, Davis of Davis won by a single goal — 6-5, relegating Oakdale to fourth place.

In other games of local interest, Golden Valley of Merced beat Oakmont 13-2 behind three goals by Anna Neufeld, leading the Cougars to a 23rd-place finish in the 35-team tourney.

Johansen lost three games, 12-4 to Turlock, 11-3 to Northgate and 15-6 to Ripon.

Downey had a good day, beating Atwater 11-5 and Pitman 9-4.

Atwater beat Liberty 9-7 before its loss to Downey and also beat Newberg, Ore., 8-5. Pitman topped Modesto 6-2.

College wrestling

• MIKE TAMANA TOURNANMENT — Modesto Junior College finished second among 13 teams in the Mike Tamana Wrestling Invitational at MJC on Saturday. Eight Pirates wrestlers medaled. Latrell Benjamin at 157, Jesse McDaniel at 174 and Ryan Mackey at 184 all finished second, losing in the championship matches. Luis Quintero (149) and Travis Smith (285) placed fourth. Carson Homuth at 141 pounds, Alex Grijaba at 165 and Luke Brewer at 197 all placed fifth.

High school volleyball

• GREGORI CLAIMS TITLE — Gregori swept Pioneer 20-25, 25-8, 15-22 to win the Carmichael Invitational on Saturday.

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