Turlock high school’s #2 Sadie Bigler looks to pass the ball Friday morning Oct. 12, 2018 in a water polo match against St. Mary’s high school at Ripon high school in Ripon, Calif.
Joan Barnett Lee
Some of the top girls water polo teams in California and Oregon converged in Modesto and the surrounding areas Friday for the two-day Western States Invitational. Playing in the Silver Division, Turlock, pictured in its opener against St. Mary’s at Ripon High, beat the Rams 9-3. The Bulldogs lost their second game, 7-3, to Buhach Colony. A victory Saturday morning against Kimball at Oakdale High will land Turlock in the fifth-place game. Merced and Buhach Colony went 2-0 and are still alive for a Silver Division title. Play continues Saturday at Johansen (Platinum Division), Downey (Gold), where El Capitan is still alive for a title, Ripon and Oakdale (Silver), Enochs (Blue), where Pitman is still alive for a championship, and Pitman (Red). Play continues early Saturday morning with placement games beginning at noon.
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