Mariner suddenly has gone ice cold from scoring range, suffering its second consecutive scoreless tie Monday night against Estero. The Tritons also played to a scoreless tie with Fort Myers Friday night.
"We're struggling to find opportunities to score," said Tritons coach Martin Cardenas. "However, our back four defenders are playing outstanding."
Cardenas also singled out reserve Daniel Gill for his strong play at midfield when inserted into the fray. Goalkeeper Alex Trujillo made two saves in the first half and Michael Laborde saved three shots in the second half to post the shutout.
Mariner junior Ray Gerke (7) gets in front of Estero’s Melvin Cerna (20) on a play during their match Monday night. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
The Tritons (4-0-2) play Tuesday night at Cape High.
Evangelical Christian 71, Oasis 28: Oasis made its season debut Monday night, albeit in a lopsided loss on its home floor.
Owen Roos led the Sharks with 12 points and four rebounds with Brandon Watts chipping in 11 points.
Jacob Herring led ECS with a game-high 21 points.
The Sharks (0-1) play Thursday at Seacrest.
Mariner 54, Riverdale 28: Kiera Bateman cashed in 19 points Monday to lead Mariner to its first victory of the season.
Erica Metcalf added 11 points while Pharrah Milan contributed 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal for the Tritons (1-3), who host Palmetto Ridge on Thursday.
Oasis 54, Evangelical Christian 38: Jordan Westendorf poured in a game-high 30 points to lead Oasis to its first victory of the season Monday night at ECS.
Samantha Wood contributed to the win with eight assists and Allie Fornal pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds.
The Sharks play again Thursday at Seacrest.
Lemon Bay Invitational: Oasis claimed the championship with five match wins Saturday, including a 48-28 win over Bradenton Southeast in the championship finale.
Round 1: Oasis 48 Port Charlotte 38
Round 2: Oasis 48 Sarasota 36
Round 3: Oasis 42 Braden River 39
Semi-finals: Oasis 46 Gulf Coast 33
Championship: Oasis 48 Bradenton Southeast 28
Oasis Individual Records
106 - Josh Childs 2-3
113 - Dillan James 1-2
113 - John Wigglesworth 0-2
120 - Jackson Simison 4-1
126 - Rey Velazquez 2-3
132 - Logan Woods 1-1
132/138 - Greg Krempski 4-1
138 - Zack Magas 1-2
145 - Matt Dressel 3-2
152 - Tyler Haag 0-3
152/160 - Pedro Tucker 1-2
160 - Nick Garcia 3-1
170 - Joe Pascale 5-0
182/195 - Joey Giammurrusto 5-0 (named outstanding wrestler)
182/195 - Cameron Burgess 2-1
195 - Endrick Martinez 1-1
220 - Matt Pena 1-4
285 - Marshall Hess 1-3