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Rivalry Week Wrap-Up

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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 5:29 pm

Well, that was quite the rivalry week, wasn't it? Momentum swings, comebacks, memorable performances -- Tokay vs. Lodi had it all over five contests in four sports.

Here's a look back:

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Volleyball: Lodi 3, Tokay 1

How the game was won: Deadlocked at one frame apiece with their crosstown rival, the Flames used big runs of 10-0 in the third set and 7-0 in the fourth to pull away at home.

Standouts: Tokay's Elliza North was a force to be reckoned with, notching 20 kills. Lodi's Kirstin Kielhold did a little bit of everything, with 26 assists and 10 digs in a great defensive effort.

Quotable: "It's just momentum, you know? It's 100-percent momentum" -- Flames coach Krista Brereton

 

Boys Soccer: Tokay 1, Lodi 0

How the game was won: In thrilling, stunning, you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me fashion. The Tigers' Danny Martin connected from nearly 60 yards out in the final seconds, turning a near-certain tie into an unforgettable victory.

Standouts: Martin, obviously, for Tokay. For Lodi, Nate Devine was consistently dangerous with a couple of close near-misses.

Quotable: "My instinct just told me to kick the ball, so I did." -- Tokay's Danny Martin

 

Football: Tokay 35, Lodi 13

How the game was won: After trailing 13-7 at the half, the Tigers lit it up the offense and shut the door on defense. Sparked by its ground game, Tokay rolled up 28 unanswered points while blanking the Flames over the final two quarters.

Standouts: Clark Hunter (166 rushing yards, 2 TDs) and Bryson Schreiner (136 yards) set the tone on the ground for the Tigers. Chance Trammell recorded 90 rushing yards of his own for Lodi.

Quotable: "We're grubbing. We're hungry. We played a hard game." -- Tokay's Gary Norwood on the team's post-game In'n'Out trip.

 

Girls Water Polo: Lodi 7, Tokay 6

How the game was won: The Lady Flames closed on a 3-1 run in the final quarter after going in down, 5-4. Lodi turned up the tempo with pressure defense, which generated chances on the counter-attack.

Standouts: Lodi's Lauren Plunkett poured in a game-high four goals, including the go-ahead score in the final minutes. She also had a steal on Tokay's last possession. For the Tigers, Claudia Macfarlane and Brooke Mahoney each scored twice.

Quotable: "Lauren is Lauren." -- Lodi coach Rob Elrod

 

Boys Water Polo: Tokay 14, Lodi 10

How the game was won: Trailing 9-7 in the fourth and playing without their head coach, the Tigers roared back to tie things up in regulation. They used that momentum to dominate the two overtime periods.

Standouts: Nicolas Villegas was one of three Tokay players with four goals, and added an incredible pool-length dry pass for the Tigers' final score. Joe Vanderlans and Nic Carniglia had two goals each for Lodi.

Quotable: "He's just a godsend." -- Tokay assistant Matt Huiras on Nicolas Villegas

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