LODI -- Johansen High boys water polo coach Brent Bohlender walked away from his team after a victory against Lodi High on Tuesday.
"You guys are driving me nuts," he told them.
Asked why he was agitated, Bohlender replied, "They're always jumpy after they win."
The Johansen boys took down Lodi 11-2 and the Viking girls beat Vintage of Napa 14-6 as both advanced in the Sac-Joaquin Division I Water Polo Playoffs at Tokay High.
Both Johansen teams will play Davis-Yolo on Thursday. Modesto lost to Jesuit 18-6 and was eliminated.
The boys were solid all around in the win.
Brad Fuller was energetic all game, giving the Vikings many scoring chances.
He stole the ball in the second quarter and swam toward a one-on-one situation. He slung a shot toward the right post that was blocked, but didn't give up. Fuller grabbed the ball and with his back to the net, threw a hook shot over the goalie that floated in for the score.
"There is a lot of garbage when the ball comes out in front. If you have good hands you can make moves like that," Bohlender said. "(Fuller) has pretty good hands."
Goalie Steve Giahos also showed good hands by helping prevent a Lodi comeback.
After a Johansen foul, Lodi's Dan Hoff had a chance to score with no one in front of him from about 15 feet away. Hoff whizzed a shot but Giahos swung up his left hand and deflected the ball out.
Lodi got the ball back and threw another shot that Giahos blocked before the shot clock expired.
Giahos pumped his fist after he threw the ball down the pool for the offensive set.
"Those were two pretty big blocks in a row," Giahos said. "I think it pumped up our team and it kind of deflates their team."
Giahos was able to set up the offense well, too, with throws to the other end of the pool.
Johansen set up several plays where Giahos would loft the ball perfectly in front of teammates and give them opportunities to score.
The Johansen girls also were able to score against Vintage. Jodi Hanson led the team with five goals.
Hanson, the Modesto Metro Conference player of the year, showed versatility as a scorer and a swimmer. She set herself up with scoring opportunities by playing physical on defense and grabbing steals. In the second half, she picked the ball then swung her body the other way setting up an easy shot about five feet out which she made.
Her power was displayed when she was about 10 feet out. Her shot hit the goalie's hand but had enough speed to go past her hand and into the goal.