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Boys' Water Polo

The Lightning have a tough road ahead with the Dave Mohs Tournament and a match against top-ranked St. Margaret's.

September 20, 2011|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza

"The great thing for us this year is we have depth. We have 12 girls that are all contributing," said Thomassen, adding that the total contributions are nothing like the program has ever had.

"The team chemistry and the confidence is the best that we've had."

Kreitenberg, a three-year starter, said the current team is the best she's been a part of at Sage Hill.

Kreitenberg, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker, who's bound for Army, is one of the team's top players. The team also has senior Alayna Lewis, a setter and opposite, and senior Natasha Sakraney, an outside hitter and opposite, and three standout freshmen, setter Maddy Abbott, outside hitter Halland McKenna and middle blocker Kekai Whitford.

Kreitenberg produced six kills, three blocks and three service aces.

Abbott finished with 26 assists and McKenna came off the bench and contributed six kills.

Maggie Danner led everyone with eight kills and five aces.

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Danner's older sister, Tierney, was a member of Sage Hill's lone section championship team. The team swept St. Margaret's for the crown six years ago.

Thomassen believes the Lightning can return to the top.

"We play a lot more as a group, where we relied on one or two girls [in 2005] a lot," Thomassen said. "This year, we rely on everybody."

david.carrillo@latimes.com

Twitter: @dcpenaloza

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