Water polo wins season-opener

Asa Saperstein

The boys’ water polo team won the season-opener against Dana Hills 13-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

The team jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The team accredits this to the fact that they were excited and came out energized and ready to play, according to goalkeeper Sam Krutonog ’18.

Dana Hills had little success scoring in part due to the press defense of the Wolverines, which turned attempts to move past the press defense into turnovers and counter-attack goals. With a depleted attack, this press defense should anchor the team moving forward, players said.

“I was really proud of the way that our defense stepped up,” Krutonog said. “Dana [Hills] was playing a really physical game, and our guys did a great job of keeping our heads down and sticking with our game plan.”

The team will play Murrieta Valley on Aug. 6 at home. Though the Wolverines beat them by 17 goals last year, they plan to approach the game with the same seriousness that they would any other, Krutonog said.