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Varsity boys water polo wins rivalry game against Mountain View

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Adam Alfi
Sophomore Tiernan Braun aims to shoot a ball towards the goal. On Tuesday, September 5, the Los Altos High School varsity boys water polo team won their rivalry game against Mountain View High School 18–1 at home.

In their second game of the season on Tuesday, September 5, the Los Altos High School varsity boys water polo team won their rivalry game against Mountain View High School with an outstanding score of 18–1.

Throughout the game, offensive plays by the Spartans were ineffective as a result of strong defensive plays by the Eagles. The Eagles nearly finished the game with a clean sheet, but in the fourth quarter, the Spartans scored their first and only goal.

“We had a great team win against Mountain View,” head coach Seth Tasman said. “Every athlete on the team contributed and played meaningful minutes for the team.” 

“They were talking some serious trash before the game, but we totally showed them who’s the boss,” sophomore Ferran De Witt said.

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Besides a great strategy, the team’s main winning tactic was their excellent teamwork and preparation. 

“The team felt connected and solid,” senior Misha Golovatyi said. “We had a great defense. We came out strong with energy, and that’s what we should come out every game.”

The Eagles currently run a 2–1 overall record this season after an 11–13 loss against the Gunn High School Titans on Thursday, September 7.

“The boys have been putting in a lot of hard work, and we’ve had two great defensive games so far,” Tasman said.

“We got a really big ego boost, and this is a great way to set the season and get our confidence up,” Ferran said. 

“It is always great to beat Mountain View in any sport,” Tasman said. “Our team goal is to be top in our league, earn an automatic bid to CCS, and then play for a championship.”

The Eagles will play their next game at home against the Soquel High School Knights on Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m.

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