Both Tooele water polo teams battled to perfect records at a tournament in Cedar City on Friday and Saturday.
Tooele coaches said they will face stronger opponents as the season progresses, but they like the Cedar City tournament which allows younger players to gain valuable experience. Tooele boys defeated Utah County 13-6, Cedar City 9-7, Canyon View 9-7, Delta 13-12 and Weber County 15-5. Tooele girls topped Utah County 14-8, Cedar City 15-10, Canyon View 11-9, Delta 15-8 and Weber County 18-7.
Leading the offense for Tooele boys were Brandon Johnson and Bladimir Equihua with John Buckendorf as goalie. Also filling in to guard the net at the tournament were Scott Wynn, Jake Nelson and sixth-grader Seth Buck. Kelly Clonts led the girls in scoring with BethAnne Chevalier also providing plenty of offense. Goalies for the girls were Brook Baker, Sophie Condie and Maddie Endow.
The teams travel to Taylorsville for a match Wednesday at 4 p.m. The competition will be extremely fierce for Tooele squads when they compete in the Kearns tournament this week Thursday, Friday and Saturday.