Stallions get dominant win over Toros
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
The Madera South Stallions had seven different players score goals in a 19-1 win over Matilda Torres. April Macedo scored goals in the win.
The Madera South Stallions girls water polo team scored a minute into the match and didn’t let up in a 19-1 victory over the Matilda Torres Toros.
However, unlike previous games where the Stallions’ twins — Vanessa and Savanna Rivera — dominated the match, it was a total team effort for Madera South where seven different players recorded a goal.
Vanessa Rivera led the Stallions with five goals. Sister Savanna added four. However, Alondra Preciado added four goals and Saray Madriz scored three goals. April Macedo, Victoria Herd and Courtney Farnsworth each added a goal.
Although the Toros allowed 19 goals, it could have been worse without goalie Haley Goodrich. She recorded seven saves, including several at point blank range.
Lailah Killion scored a five-meter penalty shot for the Toros’ lone goal.
The Stallions got on the scoreboard 60 seconds into the match when Savanna Rivera got the ball on the left and scored inside the near post.
Just 24 seconds later, Herd got a steal and found Rivera in front. She went one-on-one with the goalie and found the upper right corner for the goal.
Only 37 seconds later, Preciado got the ball in front and scored off Goodrich’s arm for a 3-0 lead.
The Stallions scored 31 seconds later when Rivera found Madriz on the left. She scored inside the near post for a 4-0 lead.
The Stallions took their time for the rest of the period and added another goal with 44 seconds left in the first quarter. Vanessa Rivera got the ball in front and scored with a backhanded, no-look shot for a 5-0 lead.
Madera South scored 29 seconds into the second period when Savanna Rivera found her sister, Vanessa, in front. Vanessa scored on another backhanded shot for a 6-0 lead.
Torres drew a five-meter penalty shot with 4:41 left in the period. Killian shot inside the left post for the Toros’ lone goal of the match.
Two minutes later, Savanna Rivera found Vanessa on the left for a quick shot on goal for a 7-1 lead.
Less than a minute later, Herd got the ball on the left and shut just under the crossbar for a goal. Preciado got the ball in front and sent a pass to Macedo on the left, who shot inside the far post for a 9-1 lead.
The Stallions could have extended their lead to nine, but Goodrich recorded a pair of point-blank blocks in the final minute.
The Stallion opened the second half scoring with a goal 39 seconds into the half. Vanessa Rivera found Savanna in the middle and Savanna’s quick shot on goal found the back of the net.
Less than a minute later, Savanna returned the favor and found her sister on the left. Vanessa shot inside the near post for an 11-1 lead.
Preciado got the ball in front and shot on goal. Goodrich got an arm on the shot, but the ball went off the inside of the crossbar and into the goal.
With two minutes left in the period, Farnsworth got the ball on the right and sent it to Savanna Rivera in the middle, who then sent it to her sister on the left. Vanessa’s quick shot found the back of the net.
The Stallions added a goal with 20 seconds left in the period when Farnsworth got the ball on the right and found the inside of the far post for a 14-1 lead.
Madera South scored 41 seconds into the fourth period when Madriz got the ball in front and shot into the upper left corner. Madriz added another goal with a shot into the far corner from the right.
A minute later, Preciado played give-and-go with Farnsworth with Preciado scoring inside the left post.
Vanessa Rivera found Preciado driving to the goal and Peciado scored to the left side of the goal.
The Stallions closed the scoring with 23 seconds left in the match when Savanna Rivera recovered a loose ball and shot quickly to the top of the goal for a 19-1 victory.