Boys Water Polo drops to 1-3 after loss to Irvine

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Ben Gomez (Sr.) took a powerful shot to score the sixth point in the 2nd quarter (M.Chinn)

By JACQUELINE LOH
Sports Editor 

Boys Water Polo started off strong against Irvine, but lost control of the game down the stretch in a 12-19 loss on Tuesday, October 11.

In the first quarter, star players Kei Yoshikawa (Sr.), Bennett Kidder (Jr.) and Ben Gomez (Sr.) put UHS in the lead with 5-1. Goalie Cameron Bernardo (So.) defended UHS and was able to block many of the Vaqueros’ shots in the beginning.

“The Varsity team has a lot of seniors this year,” Kelcy Rodriguez (Jr.), a spectator, said. “They have more experience. I think this year they have a chance to do really well.”

However by the second quarter, Irvine performed better and caught up to UHS with a 10-1 run and led at halftime 10-6.

After the third quarter, the Trojans were able to improve their plays. Daniel Campanero (Sr.) scored 6 goals, but despite his effort UHS still lost by 7 points.

“At the last game, [UHS] won against Beckman,” Yuuri Yoshikawa (So)., a Girls Water Polo player said. “Even though they lost this round, I think [UHS] is on the right track.”

This Thursday, UHS is set to face Woodbridge in an away game.

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