Wolverines ease through first round of playoffs

Mila Barzdukas

Irvine scored the first and last goals of the Wednesday’s match, but the Harvard-Westlake boys’ water polo team scored the 23 goals in between in the 23-2 rout at Copses Family Pool.
Irvine struck first with a goal off a set play a minute and a half into the first quarter, which woke up the Wolverines, who then applied a smothering field defense for the rest of the game. By the end of the first quarter the score was 5-1.
Irvine’s second goal came late in the fourth quarter after starting goalie Anthony Ridgley ’15 was given a 30 second exclusion.
The win moves the Wolverines into the CIF Southern Section Divison 1 quarterfinal match against  Orange Lutheran Nov. 15. A coin toss will be used to determine where the game will be played, as both teams in the matchup were at home in the first round.
The match was live streamed by HWTV and is available to view at http://new.livestream.com/HWTVSchool/events/3576039