By John Sherrard, Correspondent
MONTEBELLO – The Montebello High School girls water polo team, sparked by a six-goal performance from sophomore attacker Lizette Perez, defeated Schurr, 20-5, in an Almont League game Wednesday at the Schurr aquatic center.
Perez, who led all scorers and helped the Oilers take an 8-0 first-quarter lead, scored four of her six goals in the quarter.
Her third goal of the quarter was a nice turnaround shot from the hole position to give Montebello a 6-0 lead with 1:28 left. She scored on a breakaway just 36 seconds later.
Eight Montebello players scored, with attackers Laura Jimenez and Ashley Ramirez adding three goals apiece.
Montebello improved to 2-0 in league while Schurr fell to 1-2 in league and 13-7 overall.
Schurr was led by sophomore utility player Jolene Viramontes, who scored all five of the Spartans’ goals. Viramontes has 55 goals in 19 games.
However, the Oilers’ defense held Schurr freshman utility player April Alvarez scoreless. She has 76 goals in 20 games.
Montebello is ranked fifth in CIF-Southern Section Division 2.
The Oilers kept up the pressure and scored six goals in the second quarter, including two each from Jimenez and Ramirez and a pair from junior Brianna Toledo.