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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 10:00 pm | Updated: 2:44 pm, Mon Feb 18, 2013.

The Lodi Flames boys and girls water polo teams came away winners Tuesday against the Tracy Bulldogs, one of the new additions to the San Joaquin Athletic Association.

The boys beat the Bulldogs 11-1. The girls beat Tracy 16-7.

The games were played at Tokay High School.

"Tracy usually has big guys and a good offense," Lodi boys coach Robert Elrod said. "I'm happy with our defense today."

Goalkeeper Mike Alberg, one of Lodi's key defensive players, came up with 12 saves.

Lodi's offense played an equally big role in the win and consisted of Ryan Hoff and Jen Young netting three goals apiece, Ryan Hust adding two, and Eric Weisz, Blake Thomas and Chris Olsen knocking in one each.

The Flames (5-0 SJAA) go up against Lincoln on Thursday.

"We've been ready for Lincoln since they beat us at the Merced Tournament (last weekend)," Elrod said. "I'm pleasantly surprised and happy we're coming together as a team so well."

Lodi's girls team also has a perfect record after beating the Bulldogs and hope to defend their league title this year.

"I'm hoping to win league and get as far in sections as possible," Lodi girls coach Dan Christy said.

The Flames (5-0 SJAA) were missing two of their key players, Stacy Werner and Sarah Hoff, but the strong Lodi offense more than made up for the loss.

Morgan Diehl led the team with six goals, Kristin Pietzryk added three, Krista Baumbach, Monica Schuh, and Sarah Hoff each scored two and Erynn Crivelli netted one. Meghan Christy and Alissa Heil each added five blocks for the Flames in goal.

"Tracy was good and aggressive," Christy said. "We had to work hard against them."

The Lodi girls also face Lincoln on Thursday and need a win to stay atop the league standings.

"Lincoln will be tough but we played well today so we should do good," Christy said.

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