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Johansen teams get water wins

It seems like old times for the boys and girls in the Johansen High water polo program, which has been dominant in the pool since the school opened in 1992.

Steve Solario had four goals Thursday to lead the Vikings to an 18-3 win over host Davis, and Jodi Hanson had seven goals as the Vikings' girls topped Davis 14-7.

The Vikings' boys (4-0 Modesto Metro Conference) also got three goals apiece from Sean Towers and Brandon Duncan and led 11-0 at halftime.The girls (4-0), meanwhile, allowed Davis to pull within 8-5 in the second half before pulling away and doubling up the Spartans' score.

TURLOCK 9, GOLDEN VALLEY 8 (OT), at Turlock -- The Bulldogs (6-6, 2-1 Central California Conference) won their first game at the Steve Feaver Aquatic Center when Zac Young and Brian Keesey scored in overtime. Eric Bonander led Turlock with three goals, and goalie Kirk Phillips made 17 saves.

MODESTO 14, BEYER 5, at Beyer -- Driver Chris Gallardo scored three of his five goals in the first quarter to lift the Panthers (9-6, 3-1 MMC) over the Patriots (1-3).

Boys Soccer

PITMAN 6, GOLDEN VALLEY 1, at Merced -- Ruben Calderon scored three goals and the Pride (3-1 CCC) took a 5-1 halftime lead on the way to victory.

TURLOCK 2, MERCED 1, at Turlock -- Tristan Silva beat the goalie for a goal with 10 minutes remaining, snapping the tie and leading the Bulldogs (2-2 CCC) past the Bears (0-2-1). Merced had a chance to tie with three minutes left, but the penalty kick went wide left.

MANTECA 4, SONORA 0, at Manteca -- The Buffaloes (4-2, 3-0-1 Valley Oak League) scored three goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half to pull away from the Wildcats. Jesus Perez had two goals for Manteca, which led 1-0 at halftime, while Jeremy Thiel and Ricky Salsedo combined for 10 saves to get the shutout.

CENTRAL VALLEY 1, SIERRA 0, at Ceres -- With 20 minutes left, Freddy Rodriguez took a pass from Rosendo Mendoza and scored on an 18-yard kick to lift the Hawks (1-0-2 VOL) over the Timberwolves (2-2), as Francisco Aguirre posted the shutout without making a save.

ESCALON 2, RIVERBANK 1, at Riverbank -- Francisco Martinez and Jose Bueno scored second-half goals to rally the No. 4 small-school Cougars (4-0 Trans-Valley League) past the No. 3 Bruins (3-1).

Daniel Garcia's first-half goal gave Riverbank its 1-0 lead.

MODESTO CHR. 7, HUGHSON 2, at Hughson -- After one half left the teams tied at 1, the Crusaders (6-2-1, 1-2 TVL) pulled away from the Huskies (0-3) thanks to two-goal performances from Jesse Briganti and Jonathan Sneed.

MARIPOSA 2, WATERFORD 2, at Mariposa -- The host Grizzlies (11-2-3, 2-0-2 Southern League) rallied for two goals in the final 25 minutes to earn a tie with the Wildcats (2-0-2). Waterford's Carlos Navarette scored his 27th goal, tops in the district.

Girls Golf

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 182, LIVINGSTON 281, at Dryden Park -- Holly Cox shot six pars and finished with a season-low 6-over 43, as the Raiders (8-0 Valley Foothill League) stayed in first place in the south division by beating the Wolves (0-8).

RIPON CHR. 170, RIVERBANK 208, at Jack Tone -- Abby Nolan's 5-over 36 led the way as the Knights (4-3 VFL) stayed close to the leaders in the north division with a win over the Bruins (1-6).

JOHANSEN 236, DOWNEY 340, at Muni -- Allyssa Pena's 1-over 37 included a birdie and led the Vikings (8-0 MMC) over the Knights (0-8).

BEYER 262, ENOCHS 336, at Dryden Park -- Katie Canadas continued her stellar season, shooting a 1-over 38 as the Patriots (4-4) beat the Eagles (2-6 MMC). Canadas has been one of the district's most consistent players this season, averaging under 40 strokes in nine-hole matches.

Girls Tennis

BEYER 5, DAVIS 2, at Davis -- The Spartans (0-5 MMC) received the first win of the season from their No. 2 doubles team of Blair Castro and Ashley Goulart, but it wasn't enough to keep the Patriots (4-1) from claiming the win.

CERES 10½, OAKDALE 4½, at Oakdale -- McKenzy Harden won her three matches and sister Logan won twice to lead the Bulldogs (4-0 VOL) past the Mustangs (2-2).

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