Women's Water Polo

Ceballos, de Pino Lead Vikings to 12-5 win Over Merced

Raquel de Pino goes up for one of her 15 saves against Merced
Raquel de Pino goes up for one of her 15 saves against Merced

Raquel de Pinho's 15 saves in goal lifted the West Valley women's water polo team to hard-fought 12-5 win over Merced Wednesday in Saratoga. Alexandra Ruzsa's three first period goals staked the Vikings to a 5-0 lead en route to an 8-1 halftime lead. Sierra Ceballos led all scorers with six goals and a pair of assists, while Sabrina Esteves found the back of the net three times. The win gave the Vikings (12-4, 4-0 Coast) a one-game lead over Merced (10-4, 3-1) in the conference standings. WVC heads to crosstown rival De Anza (1-2, 0-1) Oct. 10. The ball drops at 3:00pm.