By COURTNEY WHYTE
On September 30, University (UHS) boys water polo played another tough match in their first League game against Woodbridge (WHS). They ultimately lost 4-11. The team is now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in League.
The first half was a close one. WHS scored in the first quarter with 3:30 left. Then, with 50 seconds left, Daniel Campanaro (So.) fired back and scored UHS’ first goal of the match. The first quarter ended with a score of 1-1.
With 4:39 left in the second quarter, WHS scored again but Dhruv Nathwani (Sr.) responded with a goal of his own. With 3:05 left in the second quarter, Campanaro put in another goal. Woodbridge scored a buzzer shot to end the half. The first half of the game ended with a score of 3-4 with Woodbridge in the lead.
Within the first 25 seconds of the third quarter, WHS scored. WHS offense was on fire, scoring three more goals after that. The third quarter ended with a score of 3-8 with WHS in the lead. University tried hard to defend against WHS’ dominant offense, but it could not be stopped.
WHS scored two goals within the first 40 seconds of the fourth quarter. Kian Matin (Sr.), scored, leaving the game at 4-10. WHS put one last goal in with 2:38 left in the match. The game ended with a final score of 4-11.
It was a tough first League game for UHS but they are in high spirits. Nathwani said, “Our team had a solid first half, and we kept the game pretty close, but it’s after half time that we had the problem. We got tired and lazy, and started playing sloppy and that’s when things went downhill. We just need to condition more and by the second round of League it’ll be a good game against Woodbridge!”
Their next game is against Beckman at home on Tuesday, October 7.