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girls water polo 2019 season information

GAME SUMMARIES ARE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE


Head Coach:  Todd Lieberg     Contact Coach Lieberg



BANQUET WILL BE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21.



Key Dates:

Monday, September 30 - Sit Out Period

Wednesday, October 30 - Last Contest

November 5, 7, 12, 16 - Playoffs


Tournaments

Friday/Saturday September 6-7 - JV Girls, Johansen Tournament (Modesto)

Saturday, September 21 - Varsity Girls, Dixon Tournament (Dixon)

Friday/Saturday October 11-12 - Varsity Girls, Johansen Tournament - Western State Girls (Modesto)

Friday/Saturday October 25-26 - JV Girls, Delta Shootout Tournament (Liberty/Brentwood)


Info &  Games

Monday, September 23 - @ Pittsburg 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8 - Individual and Team Pictures @ Tracy High 3:30 p.m.


League

Tuesday, September 17 - @ Tokay, 

Thursday, September 19 - Lincoln

Wednesday, September 25 - St. Mary's

Tuesday, October 1 - @ Lodi

Thursday, October 3 West

Wednesday, October 9 - Tokay

Tuesday, October 15 - @ Lincoln

Thursday, October 17 - @ St. Mary's

Wednesday, October 23 - Lodi

Tuesday, October 29 @ West

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View full league schedule HERE (revised 8-12-19)

GAME RECAPS

October 3, 2019 vs West

 

The Tracy HS Girls Water Polo team hosted West HS today, at West HS  (Tracy is playing their home matches at West this year).  Tracy won  9-4.  This is the first TCAL win for Tracy.  Tracy's record this season  improves to 7-5, (1-4 TCAL).  


Leading the Bulldogs were Senior Captains Sami Lieberg, who scored 4  goals, and McKenna Bowman, who also scored 4 goals.  Natalie Quan scored  Tracy's final goal in the 4th quarter.


The Bulldogs defense was extreme, and frustrated West all game.  Led by  Senior Arianna Graziano as goalie (10 saves), the Tracy defensive trio  of Sam Crowley, Natalie Quan, and Kaela Jones successfully limited  West's ability to shoot or score all game.  Graziano  was also instrumental in assists, regularly rocketing the ball down the  pool to Lieberg and Bowman who scored. 


Tracy hosts Tokay, at West, on Wednesday, October 9.  

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October 1, 2019 @ Lodi

 On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Tracy HS Girls Water Polo team traveled to Lodi for a League match.  Lodi won 10-5.
 

Tracy started strong, opening the match with a quick goal from Senior  Captain McKenna Bowman.  Lodi matched the score, and then Lodi pulled  ahead 2-1.  Tracy tied it up at 2-2, when Sam Crowley successfully  scored for Tracy on a “6-on-5” power play.   Sam Dorn  pulled Tracy into the lead at the end of the first quarter, with a  goal, making the score 3-2.
 

Scoring the remaining two goals for Tracy was the second Senior Team  Captain, Sami LIeberg.  LIeberg scored in the second and third quarters.
 

However, Lodi’s offense was too strong and they secured the win, 10-5.
 

Senior Arianna Graziano had 10  saves at goalie.
 

Tracy hosts West, at West, on Thursday.   


Tuesday, September 17, the Tracy High School Girls Water Polo team began League play, traveling to Tokay HS.  
 

In a nail biter of a match, Tracy fell in “Golden Goal” (sudden death) overtime 4-5.
 

The Bulldogs frustrated Tokay defensively all game.  Led by Senior Captain and goalie Arianna Graziano (9 saves), Tracy was able to limit Tokay’s scoring.  Playing Center Defender, Junior Samantha Crowley ensured Tokay was hampered in their ability to score by successfully limiting the Tokay Set from getting the ball.
 

Tracy scored four goals, from four different players: Sami Lieberg, McKenna Bowman, Brianna Herren, and Samantha Crowley.
 

After four grueling quarters, Tokay tied the game 4-4 with 11 seconds left.  After two 3 minute overtime halves, the game remained tied at 4.  Finally, entering the “Golden Goal” quarter, Tokay scored their winning goal, ending the game 5-4, Tokay.
 

Tracy hosts their first home match on Thursday, at West HS (not Tracy HS), against Lincoln.
 


Tracy falls to Kimball 11-6 on Monday September 16


The Tracy HS Varsity Girls fell at Kimball 11-6.  The leading Bulldog scorer was Sam Dorn, with 4 goals, followed by Sami Lieberg with 2 goals.   However, Kimball's offense was too powerful, and started off scoring 5 straight goals before Tracy got on the board in the second quarter  Dorn scored three of her four goals during the second quarter.  


Tracy opens League (TCAL) play on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, when they travel to Tokay.  On Thursday, Tracy hosts Lincoln at West (Not Tracy).  



Tracy Defeats Modesto 12-5 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019


The Tracy High School Girls water polo team had a non-league match today (Tuesday, 9-10-19) vs Modesto, and won 12-5.   Leading the Tracy Bulldogs were team Captains and Seniors Samantha Lieberg with 6 goals, and McKenna Bowman with 3 goals.  Rounding out  the scoring were Samantha Dorn with 2 goals and Olivia Wood with 1 goal.

 

Senior  goalie and team Captain Arianna Graziano had 1 save, with 2 goals against.  Graziano, though, was key in passing the ball down pool, ensuring Tracy players  were in scoring positions.  

Leading  the Tracy defense were Juniors Samantha Crowley, Haley Chandler  and Brianna Herren, limiting the Modesto offense to only 8 total shots  all game.  The three Tracy defenders successfully stole the ball, or caused turnovers, multiple times, ensuring Tracy maintained the lead.  

 

Coach  Todd Lieberg noted that Tracy has won both of their first two matches  this season, and are looking forward to league play, which starts next  week.  

 

Tracy has three matches next week, and plays Kimball, Tokay and Lincoln.  

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17-6 Victory Over Ceres on 9-9-19

Leading the Tracy Bulldogs was Samantha Dorn, with 4 goals, followed by Brianna Herren with 3 goals.  Scoring two goals each were Kaela Jones, Samantha  Lieberg, McKenna Bowman, and Heidi Hardebeck.  Rounding out the Bulldog's scoring  were Haley Chandler and Madison Kelley with one goal each.

Splitting  time at goalie for Tracy, Arianna Graziano had 1 save, with 1 goal against;, and Allejandra Perea had 3 saves, with 5 goals against. 

Leading  the Tracy defense were Samantha Crowley and Ashlyn Buckley who split time as  Center Defender, who helped shut down the Ceres offense, ensuring a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.  

Coach  Todd Lieberg noted that with 20 varsity players this season, the depth  of players with the ability to score is exciting.  However, equally  important is the defensive mind-set of our players, who realize how  important it is to protect the goal and ensure the  opposing team does not get the opportunity to score..

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Sierra Scrimmage 8-26-19

Sierra fielded new and developing teams this year, and this  was their first set of pre-season matches as well.    

Led by team captains, Seniors Sami Lieberg and McKenna Bowman each  scored two goals apiece within the first three minutes.  By the middle  of the first quarter, Lieberg and Bowman were substituted out.   Throughout the scrimmage,  multiple other Tracy players  scored, including Kaela Jones, Riley Thomas, Haley  Chandler, Madison List, Olivia Wood, and Heidi  Hardebeck.  

 

As  the Sierra team was new and developing, Tracy Girls Coach Todd Lieberg  offered the Sierra coach the use of experienced players to supplement  and teach the Sierra players.   Lieberg and Bowman joined the Sierra team during the first quarter, and  shared their knowledge and experience with the developing  Sierra players.  By the end of the first quarter, multiple other Tracy  players had joined the Sierra team, allowing the Sierra team the ability  to rest. 

 

Tracy's defense was powered by Senior captain Arianna Graziano at goalie, who had  multiple saves.  Graziano shared goalie duties for half the game with Junior Allejandra  Perea who also had multiple saves.  Assisting Tracy's stellar defense were Samantha Crowley, Ashlyn  Buckley, Brianna Herren, and Natalie Quan.

 

As this was a friendly  scrimmage, and as many of Tracy's starting players were assisting the  Sierra team, the scorekeeping subsided to foster camaraderie.  The final  tallied score was 13-5, Tracy.

 

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