Varsity boys water polo defeats Webb

Varsity boys water polo defeated Webb High School 17-8 in a home league game Wednesday, Sept. 19.

In the first quarter, Walnut scored 12 goals, led by driver senior Kyle Green, who scored five goals, three of them within the first five minutes of the game. Webb scored two goals to end the quarter 12-2.

“I felt pretty satisfied [that] our offense was pretty solid for not having exactly an exact strategy,” goalkeeper Bryson Huang said.”

Driver junior Taylor Torreyson performed a spin move on his defender to score a goal, contributing to the two goals made by Walnut in the second quarter. Goalkeeper freshman Austin Johnson blocked a close range pump fake shot to keep Webb at three points, closing the quarter 14-3.

“We were good at ball handling, stepping out [and getting open] in our offense, [but] we could’ve done better,” utility freshman Jacob Lindy said. “I think a lot of us were tired because we stayed in for three quarters.”

The Mustangs and The Gauls both scored two goals in the third quarter, ending it 16-5. In the fourth quarter, utility freshman Jasper Huang scored a goal from the middle of the pool into an unguarded net. Webb responded with three goals to end the game 17-8.

“I felt satisfied [because] we consistently played well, and we didn’t let the game slip through our fingers,” Huang said. “What would happen [in previous games] is that we would score a lot of points. Then we would lessen the intensity and [our opponents] would start coming back and I’m glad we didn’t let that happen.”

By Jason Wu, Staff writer
Photo by Tristan Gonzalez