RIVERSIDE: On Friday, August 30, the boys water polo team was on the road at Hillcrest High in West-Riverside, and drove back home with a dominating win, 17-5. It was their first win of the season after dropping the opener to Rancho Cucamonga.
The boys were on the move. Executing a “wheel offense,” constantly moving the ball around the pool while in possession, created the intended openings for shots on goal.
“The goal gets a bit easier to get to, or, the offense can draw an ejection off the movement” explained Coach Collin Marshall. “That constant movement was the thing that set us apart.”
“It was was a great win for us” he added, noting how many on the roster got to rotate in and get good playing time.
The defense was solid as well, covering well and keeping Hillcrest from scoring opportunities. In fact, King had 7 unanswered goals in the first half and went into the break up 10-2.
“It was awesome to get the first win of the season so early and out of the way. I think it definitely motivated us as a team to continue with getting more wins on our overall record”said goalie Evan Ausmus.
“Really a match that a coach can’t complain about” Marshall said.
Exactly what one would expect from a team that’s wheelin’ and dealin’.