The West Valley women's water polo team inched closer to a third-straight Coast Conference crown with a decisive 16-4 win at Merced Wednesday. Viking GK Raquel de Pinho was impenetrable, turning aside 15 Blue Devil shots, including a penalty attempt. Nadja Novakovic returned from an injury that kept her out of action for three games to lead WVC (15-4, 7-0 Coast) with five goals, three assists and five steals. Sierra Ceballos had four goals and three assists, while Alexis Goldin found the back of the cage three times and recorded three steals. The Vikings take on Sierra (10-2, 4-0 Big 8) and San Joaquin Delta (6-11, 3-1 Big 8) Oct. 19 in the Coast/Big 8 Crossover Classic at Las Positas, and then close out Coast action at home against De Anza (0-2, 0-2) Oct. 23 and Las Positas (5-3, 3-3) Oct. 30. The ball drops against both the Dons and the Hawks at 4:15pm.
De Pinho leads Vikings past Blue Devils 16-4 at Merced
Posted: Oct 18, 2019