Boys’ water polo tops rival Loyola in USC matchup

Mila Barzdukas

The battle for the Mission League title came to a head yesterday at the University of Southern California when the Harvard-Westlake and Loyola boys’ water polo teams faced each other in a decisive 14-7 victory for the Wolverines.

Ranked 6 in CIF Southern Section Division I and undefeated in league, Loyola was posed within striking distance to be the second team to beat the Wolverines this season. However, the Wolverine offense proved to be too much for the Cubs. The score was tied up at 2-2 at the end of the first quarter, but the Wolverine defense kept the Cubs from scoring any more goals for the rest of the half.

Loyola has won the Mission League title for the past five years. Harvard-Westlake in currently undefeated in league this year, but still has to beat Notre Dame and Alemany before they officially end the Cubs’ streak.