Lilli Nemetz scored four goals and Giulia Piccoletti had three to lead the Carpinteria girls water polo team to a 9-3 win over Nordhoff in a Citrus Coast League game on Tuesday.

Piccoletti, a sophomore center position and Nemetz, a junior attacker, sparked the Warriors to a 4-1 lead with 2 goals each in the first quarter. 

“It was great to see the younger players contribute offensively in such an important game,” said coach Jon Otsuki.

Senior goalie Erin Otsuki recorded 13 blocked shots, dished 2 assists and had one steal. Senior 2-meter guard Kate Isaac direct the defense effectively and Taylor Classen was tasked to “lock down” on the Rangers top scorer and performed near perfect, allowing only one goal which was a rebound put-back, said coach Otsuki.

The Warriors continue league play as they take their 13-6 overall and 5-0 league records to Hueneme on Thursday.

Oaks Christian 7, Santa Barbara 6

Maria Bittle and Layla Szymczak had two goals each in the Dons’ non-league loss. 

Abby Webber earned four exclusions and had two assists.  

Santa Barbara travels to the So Cal Championships on Thursday and opens with Orange Lutheran.

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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