Boys’ water polo falls in CIF

 

By Alec Caso

The boys’ varsity water polo team ended its season in the quarter finals of CIF. The team finished league play, beating every team except for Loyola. They won their first two games against Crespi and Notre Dame, but then lost to Loyola 7-11. They won their next three games against Crespi, Alemany and Notre Dame but then lost in their second game against Loyola 8-11.

“It’s always hard during a transition year, but we gave it our all,” said Jake Schine ’10.

The team’s new Head Coach Robert Lynn led the team to second place in league, earning them a spot in CIF.

The Wolverines lost four games outside of league. The team lost their first two games against Corona del Mar and J Serra High, but continued on to beat La Canada and Foothill. They then lost to both LB Wilson and Mater Dei. The team participated in the S & R Cup Los Alamitos on the weekend of Oct. 30. Placing fifth, the team beat Sacred Heart and Los Alamitos but lost to Mira Monte.

Last year, the team also made it to CIF with a league record of 6-2 and an overall record of 13-9 under former Head Coach Larry Felix. The team lost in the first round of CIF to Dos Pueblos 6-7 last year.

This year the team made it to the second round against Newport Harbor. In the first round of CIF the team faced Santa Barbara at the Upper School and won 11-4. The team then faced Newport Harbor and lost 5-10.

“We went into the game playing a very good team. We lost but we played our hearts out,” Schine said.

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