H2O polo ‘dives’ into CIF playoffs
by Styvalizh Uribe
photo taken by Kia Harlan
With an overall 24-3 record and 4-0 league record, boys varsity water polo advances to CIF championships, while JV ends their season with a 13-3 record.
The varsity and Frosh teams won, 10-8 and 10-7, respectively, while JV lost 11-4, against the Cerritos Dons, away, in a non-league game. Varsity and JV won against the Mark Keppel Aztecs, 13-4 and 18-7, respectively, in the last away league game, becoming the Almont League champions, Oct 23.
“It feels great to advance to CIF because we actually have a chance to go far this year and we have so many good players that help this team so much,” said Carlos Dela Rosa, varsity senior.
Frosh, JV, and varsity teams were all victorious against Pacifica Sea Bulldogs, 13-6, 10-2 and 15-5, respectively Oct. 22, at home. Facing the El Dorado Aztecs, varsity won, 9-3, and JV won, 3-2, while the freshmen lost, 15-4, Oct.18 at home.
“Being part of this team has helped me learn to work together as a team and as a rookie I have learned a lot from my teammates. Teamwork is a group effort and if everyone doesn’t contribute then we won’t be successful,” said Andrew De Hoyos, frosh freshman.
Against the Bell Gardens Lancers, the varsity and JV teams won with scores of 14-2 and 14-3, respectively, Oct.16, away.
“We have a team mainly built of juniors that have played for a while together. The three seniors we have on varsity have a lot of experience, and we seem to be jelling at the right time. We’ve taken every opponent seriously and we don’t plan on taking any opponent lightly,” said Head Coach David Argumosa.
Against the La Canada Spartans, the varsity won, 11-8, as JV won,12-9, at home, Oct. 12. All three levels also won against the Cal High Condors, with scores of 10-0, 11-6, and 17-13 Oct.11, away.