Waterpolo Struggles to Stay Afloat

Boys water polo has gotten off to a rough start, losing all three games since their first game on September 3 against Corona Santiago.

Monday, September 22, the team traveled to Irvine for their game against the Vaqs. Yet again the boys start off the game already trailing by two at the end of the first quarter. During the second quarter, the boys add two goals to the scoreboard, but are not able to hold back the Vaqs who scored three goals on the Jackrabbits. The boys are able to score four more goals in the remaining 16 minutes but still are not able to catch up, losing to Irvine with a final score of 10-6.

On September 15 the boys had a game against Fountain Valley. Right off the bat the boys were off to a rough start, ending the first quarter with a three point deficit, 6-3. Unable to push through Fountain Valley’s defense, the boys were only able to add one more goal to the scoreboard, making it 8-4 at halftime. As the game closed the boys picked up their game, scoring 6 goals in the last 16 minutes of the game, but still were unable to catch up to their opponents, losing with a close score of 13-10.

The boys visited Corona Santiago for their first official pre-season game on Wednesday September 3. The boys were able to keep up with Corona for the first 8 minutes of the game, finishing the first quarter with a tied score of 3-3. At half time, the boys were only behind 3-2, but by the end of the third quarter were trailing behind 14-8. Unfortunately the boys were not able to bounce back during the fourth quarter only scoring one more goal, and eventually losing to Corona with a final score of 16-9.

For the last three games, senior team caption Justin Jarvis has leads the scoreboard with a total of seven goals, followed by sophomore Mathias Pettersson with four, and junior Brody Wells with three.