Girls Lose First VOL Game In Eight Years

The Oakdale Leader - - SPORTS -

The boys water polo team earned a pair of Val­ley Oak League vic­to­ries this past week. On Tues­day, Oct. 17 the boys hosted Bret Harte and earned a 16-5 home win over the Bull­frogs. Oak­dale scored seven quick goals to go up 7-0 af­ter the first quar­ter. Aron Cameron and Caden Nord scored five goals each. David Hill and Ethan Perry scored two goals each and Bren­dan McA­nally and Dakota McNeil each tossed in one goal.

The team also knocked off Kim­ball on Thurs­day, Oct. 19.

Oak­dale hosted Sonora on Tues­day, Oct. 24 fol­low­ing The Leader press time. This was also Se­nior Night 2017 for the pro­gram.

As for the girls, it was a much dif­fer­ent week. The team crafted its 59th con­sec­u­tive league win on Tues­day night at home against Bret Harte 15-4 with con­tri­bu­tions from mul­ti­ple play­ers.

How­ever, the nearly eight­sea­son per­fect streak came to a halt at the hands of the Kim­ball Jaguars on Thurs­day, Oct. 19. Oak­dale’s of­fense strug­gled as they fell 8-2 on the road.

The team’s last Val­ley Oak League loss came in 2009.

“I have been in­cred­i­bly lucky to coach a group of girls over the past eight sea­sons that have con­tin­ued to set the bar higher and higher each year,” coach Diane Kline said.

Scor­ing in that game for Oak­dale were Whit­ney Lee and Neesa DeLeon.

“This year’s team has worked as hard as any other (past team), and in many re­spects harder be­cause the pres­sure con­tin­ues to grow with each sea­son to be un­de­feated again,” Coach Kline said of the streak.

Oak­dale looked to get back to their win­ning ways on Tues­day, Oct. 24 when they hosted Sonora for Se­nior Night 2017.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JO­LENE THOMP­SON

Caden Nord found the net sev­eral times against Bret Harte. Here, Nord, 7, is about to score one of his five goals against the Bull­frogs.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JO­LENE THOMP­SON

Goal­keeper Cam­ryn O’Neal leaps for a save against Kim­ball.

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