Story by Clementine Evans
picture by Shin Hye (Rachel Choi
The men’s water polo team defeated the Monrovia High School Wildcats on Tuesday, October 25. The Tigers maintained a solid lead over the Wildcats throughout the game, winning the annual Senior Day game by a final score of 15-6.
Monrovia started the first quarter with plenty of inconsistent passing which led to a vigorous attack from South Pas. The Wildcats attempted several goals but they were blocked by a senior goaltender Ahmad Ahmed. The first goal of the match was scored by a second Theo Hilger after a pass from a second-year classmate Kenta Fernandes. First-year student Diego Pizarro took control of Monrovia’s uncoordinated passes. The Senior Captain Zack Quezada scored the Tigers’ third goal. The Wildcats scored their first goal penetrating the Tigers defense. South Pas finished the first period with a 4-1 lead.
The second quarter started with a missed shot from Monrovia that was quickly passed by South Pas. Senior Jule Trotoux scored the Tigers’ fifth goal, maneuvering through the Wildcats’ weak defense. South Pas maintained their powerful offense throughout the second period, earning them two points in the second quarter. Second year Jackson Wingard scored the sixth and final goal of the period, ending the first half of the game at 6-2 Tigers.
South Pas started the second half of the game with a five-yard call for Hilger, who fired an aggressive goal and earned the Tigers their seventh point of the game. Monrovia called a timeout midway through the second period in a desperate attempt to regain their footing in the game. Quezada scored the tenth goal for the Tigres, putting them seven points ahead of Monrovia. The third quarter ended with the Wildcats trailing 10-3.
The fourth and final quarter started with an explosive attack from the Tigers. With Monrovia’s goal undefended, Wingard saw an opportunity and scored the 11th goal in the final period. Senior Lewis Polanski scored the 15th and final goal of the game, ending the senior day’s game with a 15-6 victory.
“Everyone in the team was able to play and they played very hard…” senior Matthew Lee added: “We still managed to wipe out Monrovia.”
The Tigers finished their season with an 8-14 overall record and a 4-6 league record. They placed fourth in the Rio Hondo League but did not qualify for the CIF.
Water polo triumphs over Monrovia on Senior Day was last modified: November 1, 2022 by