High School Roundup: Johansen falls in final seconds

Clovis West scored the game-winning goal with two seconds left Friday to beat Johansen 5-4 in the second round of the Western States Girls Water Polo High School Championships at Johansen High.

Johansen's Jodi Hanson scored with a minute remaining to tie the game, but had to sit out the final seconds after committing a major foul with six seconds left. Clovis West had a one-player advantage and scored from the 5-meter line through Johansen's zone defense.

"It was a tough game," Johansen coach Brent Bohlender said. "Our team did a great job tying it up, but Clovis West is loaded this year."

Hanson scored all four goals for the Vikings.

"It was a very physical game," said Bohlender, whose team beat Tokay 9-5 in the first round. "I was pleased we were willing to play a physical game and it was more physical than I anticipated. I was impressed we were able to stay with (Clovis West)."

Clovis West is ranked No. 7 in Northern California.

Johansen plays Pitman today at 7:30 a.m. at the Johansen north-south pool. Pitman lost to defending champion Sacred Heart, 17-7, after beating Granite Bay 11-9 in the first round.

No local teams reached the winners bracket in the A Division. Turlock and Merced are the other local teams in the A Division,

Hanson had four goals against Tokay. Brooke Fuller opened the scoring; Andi Plunket, Brandi McGee, Taylor Hanson and Breann Reed also scored.

Sacred Heart plays Clovis West in the third round at 7:30 a.m. in Johansen's east-west pool. The championship game will be at 3:45 p.m. at Johansen.

Boys Soccer

DAVIS 5, JOHANSEN 3, at Davis -- The Spartans (3-3-5 MMC) scored two late goals, Luiz Duenas off a cross and Phillipp Richter on a breakaway, to beat the Vikings (4-5-2). Davis led 3-1 at halftime; Johansen scored twice early in the second half to make it 3-3. Richter and Arnaldo Gutierrez scored twice for Davis.

BEYER 2, MODESTO 0, at Beyer -- The Patriots (3-5-3 MMC) upset the Panthers (7-2-2) as Boziear Bukancia and Dylan Nicholson scored unassisted. Bukancia opened the scoring on a penalty kick 20 minutes in. Beyer's Andrew Ball made six saves.

ENOCHS 1, DOWNEY 0, at Downey -- With 10 minutes remaining, Carlos Diaz of the Eagles (2-8-1 MMC) scored from 35 yards out on a shot that hit the top right corner of the goal.

The Knights (6-2-3) had a couple of nice scoring opportunities, but fine play by goalie Arturo Morales (eight saves) and the defense preserved the win.

Bee staff contributed to this report.