Water polo enters CIF after blowout

By Alec Caso

CIF is the next big goal for the varsity boys’ water polo team. With a league record of 6-2 and an overall record of 13-9, the team has finished its regular season and is preparing for 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 last Tuesday. The team then won their last league game against Alemany last Thursday 26-5.

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

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

“We really like Coach Lynn, he is very knowledgeable,” Schine said.

The Wolverines have lost four games outside of league. The team lost its first two games against Corona del Mar and JSerra, 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.

The team’s loss against LB Wilson on homecoming night was a particular disappointment.

“Aside from Loyola, the only really disappointing game was losing to LB Wilson on homecoming,” said Schine.

The Wolverines have officially made the cut for CIF and will play against Santa Barbara today at Zanuch Swim Stadium at 3:15 pm.

If they win they will continue on to the second round on Nov. 13.

After coming in second in league behind Loyola the team expects to face very hard teams early on in CIF.

Last year, the Wolverines 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 hopes to do better than they did last year, when they were defeated in the first round of CIF by Dos Pueblos 6-7.

“Coming second in league we have a tough seed, we will play hard teams early, not that we can’t beat them,” Schine said.