By Claire Alongi,
The light rain didn’t bother the Davis High women’s water polo team as they swept the Monterey Trail Mustangs 19-3 in a match on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Arroyo Pool.
The Devils started strong right out of the gate, with sophomore Scout Brown scoring the first goal, followed shortly by several steals and scores from freshman Avery Warhover and senior Kinsey Van Deynze.
With goalie Katrina Sturm doing more cheering than blocking, and the score at 5-0 within the first two minutes, it was clear the Mustangs were no match for the Devils. This allowed for many substitutions, and some fresh faces got time to shine.
“That’s the great thing about these games. Players like [juniors] Casey Li, Isabella Barandas and Carissa Hernandez had a great opportunity to play big minutes,” coach Doug Wright said.
Hernandez shot the final goal of the first quarter, bringing the score up to 10-0. Barandas was a force to be reckoned with in the second period where she scored three goals, one off a steal. Li played strong throughout, cinching a steal for the Devils in the first quarter, slamming a goal in the second period and scoring one of the final goals of the match.
“It was fun getting to be in for good amounts of time and score some goals and block stronger players,” Barandas said.
The Mustangs got three goals in the last quarter, but the Devils walked–or swam–away with an easy victory.