The Merced water polo team has been a second-half team all season.
Steve Eccles’ boys proved it again on Thursday, erasing a two-goal deficit in the final two quarters to defeat Atwater 12-9 at Merced College.
Brian Laguna scored four goals and Kaleb Jones and Connor Greene each chipped in with three scores for Merced (2-0 Central California Conference).
TURLOCK 13, BUHACH COLONY 6
ATWATER -- Ben Douglas' three scores weren't enough to help BC keep up with Turlock.
MERCED 14, ATWATER 2
Tessa Hanson poured in four goals as Merced cruised to a win over Atwater.
Alison Miller, Nicole Alt and Kelsey McCabe all scored two goals for Merced (2-0 CCC).
MERCED COLLEGE 7, SAN MATEO 4
SAN MATEO -- Rebekah Dawn scored three goals and came away with three steals as the Lady Devils opened up Coast Conference play with a win.
Dawn scored two goals in the second quarter to help Merced College (4-1 overall) take a 3-1 lead into the half.
Mallory Howard added a goal, three assists and three steals for MC.