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THS girls polo cruises through Enochs
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Emmerson Stempson of Turlock High finished Monday’s game with two goals, four assists and a steal as the Bulldogs defeated Enochs, 16-6 (CANDY PADILLA/The Journal).

The Turlock High varsity girls water polo team picked up where they left off this past weekend and kept their winning streak going after they notched their second league victory of the season from home against Enochs on Tuesday where they dominated, 16-6.

“It is a confidence booster coming into this game,” said Turlock head coach Anne Cornell. “Everyone stepped up and started to do really good things and communicating and I was really proud and taking it in today, so it was nice… really nice.”

Turlock’s current record stands at 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the CCAL.

They were also coming off a big tournament victory from Watsonville High.

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Ellie Collville of Turlock High gets ready to heave a pass during Monday’s 16-6 win over Enochs from the Bulldogs pool (CANDY PADILLA/ The Journal).

“One double overtime and two sudden victories to win the Watsonville Tournament,” said Cornell with excitement. “We were smooth coming off a great weekend. We really had a successful weekend and again, watching this game, many different people scoring and assisting so we are starting two sophomores, four juniors, so it is a lot of people working together and I am really proud of that. We’re pulling it together, just our second league game of the year.”

Turlock beat Gregori, 7-5, last week and kept the consistency going.

The Bulldogs didn’t waste any time, notching three goals in the first period alone to go up 3-0.

Turlock then outscored Enochs in the second, 6-1, to extend the halftime lead to 9-1.

Sierra Yandell of Turlock finished off her hat-trick to kick off the third.

Her third goal of the game made it 11-1 with 5:02 left in the third.

Enochs outscored Turlock in the closing minutes to cut the deficit to 12-4 by the start of the fourth.

Turlock outscored Enochs in the fourth, 4-2.

“This is just the beginning of our season and we have a lengthy way to go,” said Cornell.

Yandell concluded the game with three goals and four steals.

Eight different players scored at least one goal for Turlock.

Turlock also tallied 26 steals for the game.

Next for Turlock will be a road CCAL contest at Modesto High at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Moving to Modesto High on Wednesday, we really want to work on our offense and defense and we want to continue building and working together heading into the next game,” Cornell added. “Because we also have another tournament this weekend, so really busy for next 10 days.”