Crosstown rivals, and the city's two oldest high school programs, collided in the volleyball season opening game Tuesday night with Ida Baker prevailing over Mariner in straight sets.
Devon Ramey smashed eight kills to go with five service aces and nine assists to lead the Bulldogs to a 25-10, 25-12, 25-9 victory. Ashley Vargas contributed eight kills and Kristina Kayatta six kills with 15 assists. Amanda Gross added four kills, five aces and one assist.
"We just saw them last week in the preseason classic," said Bulldogs coach Rene Van Horn. "We are trying to work on some new things, and there's a lot of work to do, but I'm excited about the possibilities."
Mariner’s Alexis Runnels keeps the ball in play during the match won by Baker in straight sets. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
Abby Love led the Tritons defensively with four blocks. The Tritons (0-1) make their home floor debut on Thursday against East Lee County.
Baker (1-0) hosts South Fort Myers on Thursday.
North Fort Myers 3, Cape Coral 0: Cape Coral put up a fight in its season opening match Tuesday only to drop a straight-set decision at North Fort Myers 25-8, 25-14, 25-12.
The Seahawks were led by Chelsea Thomas with 10 kills and six digs. Makenzie Buss contributed 16 digs to go with 27 service receives.
The Seahawks (0-1) travel to Island Coast on Thursday.
At Palmetto Pine CC: Landon Weber of Fort Myers earned medalist honors at Tuesday's three-way match with a round of par 36, but Barron Collier (159) came away with a two-stroke victory over the Green Wave (161) and Ida Baker (169).
"Our top guys underachieved," said Baker coach Scott Conforte. "We played the back-nine which the guys haven't played very often. Just no leadership today."
The Bulldogs host South Fort Myers and Dunbar next Tuesday.
Barron Collier 159 - Ryan Frost 37, Chris Garbo 38, Grant Husted 41, Sam Hershoff 43.
Fort Myers 161 - Landon Weber 36, Mike Chesnover 38, Kyle Baker 43, Hayden Clarke 44.
Ida Baker 169 - Ross Lally 41, Adrian Strey 42, Payton Shehane 43, Gage Wilson 43.
At Miramar Lakes CC: Austin Vecciarelli's round of 41 led Mariner (170) to victory Tuesday over Riverdale (180) and South Fort Myers, which did not earn a team score.
The Tritons (5-1) host Estero at Coral Oaks Tuesday.
Mariner 170 - Austin Vecciarelli 41, Cody Carroll 42, Joe Sagi 43, Braden Fortini 44.
Riverdale 180 - Bobby Hurst 40, Steele Spinosa 42, Garrett Fernandez 48, Mark Iwinski 50.
At Magnolia Landing: Luke Farmer claimed medalist honors Tuesday with a score of 39 to lead Estero (164) to victory over North Fort Myers (212).
Nick Marchitto led the Red Knights in 48 strokes.
Estero 164 - Luke Farmer 39, Mike Adams 40, T.J. Thompson 41, Alden Binder 44.
North Fort Myers 212 - Nick Marchitto 48, Branon Daughtry 52, Trent Dickey 58, Sam Marchitto 60.
At Royal Tee CC: Kayla Poff's 1-over-par 37 led Cape Coral to a lopsided season-opening victory over Cypress Lake Tuesday.
The Seahawks participate in the North of the River Tournament Thursday at Herons Glen.
Cape Coral 199 - Kayla Poff 37, Brooke Ciccone 40, Mia Nelson 50, Brittney Schall 72.
Cypress Lake 248 - Sara Oliver 53, Haley Carter 60, Paris Fulbright 63, Lily Martinez 72.
Girls: Cape 117 North 54
200 Medley Relay: Cape Coral 2:00.19; 200 Free: Savannah Bowser (Cape) 2:00.59; 200 IM: Gianna Koprowski (Cape) 2:36.56; 50 Free: Kasey Swartley (Cape) 26.58; 1 meter diving: Megan Galbreath (Cape) 297.35; 100 Fly: Nicole Jimenez (Cape) 1:03.72; 100 Free: Sarah Dostie (Cape) 59.71; 500 Free: Natalie Buechl (North) 5:55.99; 200 Free Relay: North 1:54.56; 100 Back: Kylie Keys (Cape) 1:07.41; 100 Breast: Megan Rissler (Cape) 1:17.16; 400 Free Relay: Cape 3:50.97
Boys: Cape 133 North 32
200 Medley Relay: Cape Coral 2:01.11; 200 Free: Zac Keating (Cape) 2:06.15; 200 IM: Tristan D'Agostino (Cape) 2:19.53; 50 Free: Cory Klemm (Cape) 22.73; 100 Fly: Cory Klemm (Cape) 58.47; 100 Free: Josh Wenzel (Cape) 52.20; 500 Free: Jason Tillotson (Cape) 4:59.22; 200 Free Relay: Cape 1:37.87; 100 Back: Josh Wenzel (Cape) 1:04.75; 100 Breast: Zac Keating (Cape) 1:12.52; 400 Free Relay: Cape 3:52.15
Record: Cape girls 1-0, boys 1-0; North girls 0-1; boys 0-1.
Next: Cypress Lake at Cape Coral, Thursday