H20 polo prepares to compete in CIF
by RYAN HSU
Boys water polo will face Brea Olinda at home today in hopes of boosting their present records.
Varsity has an overall record of 20-4 and JV has an overall record of 13-3; both are 3-0 in league. The freshman team has an undefeated record of 2-1-0.
All teams played Cal High Oct. 26. The varsity team defeated them, 24-11, and JV won, 8-7, in golden goal with Diego Dominguez’s last clutch score. The freshman team tied, 10-10.
Senior Carlos Heredia, who is averaging seven goals per game, currently has 97 goals. He is expected to break Isaac Norsian’s school record of 100 single-season goals.
The varsity and JV team swept Mark Keppel Oct. 24 with scores of 19-5 and 7-2, respectively. Varsity got off to a very quick start, outscoring the Aztecs 6-0 in the first quarter. The JV team had a very slow start, being tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. However, they picked up the pace later in the game.
All teams beat El Dorado High Oct. 20. The varsity won, 12-7; JV won, 7-2; and freshmen won, 6-1.
“I’m preparing the junior varsity team to play on the next level, which is varsity, where the game is faster, stronger and harder. Our record might look like we are doing well for the season, but I am not satisfied until the young men on this team make it to varsity,” said Coach Jon Ruiz.
The water polo team competed against Bell Gardens Oct. 17. The Spartans won both varsity and JV games with scores of 19-2 and 12-3, respectively. They also beat Downey High Oct. 12 with varsity winning, 13-6, and JV winning, 10-7. They both beat the Alhambra Moors Oct. 11; varsity won, 21-1, and JV won, 14-2.
“On the past games, I feel like we’ve been communicating better as a team, and that has led to us winning most of our games and having comebacks. I think in the past few games, I could’ve been more aware and shot better,” said Javier De Santiago, senior.
Both teams beat Monrovia Oct. 3 with an identical score of 13-8. They were also victorious against the Burbank Bulldogs Sept. 27. Varsity won, 14-10, and JV won, 11-9. All teams beat the Paramount Pirates Sept. 20. Varsity won, 12-4; JV won, 15-4; and the freshman team won, 14-2.