The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

The student news site of Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California

The Talon

Boys Water Polo Dominates Carmel 9-4 in CCS Quarterfinals

The boys water polo team, backed by strong offensive spurts and timely defense, claimed a resounding 9-4 victory over the Carmel High School Padres in CCS quarterfinals today, November 10.

The Eagles got off to a fast start to take a 3-1 advantage in the first quarter by making the best out of early scoring opportunities. As the first quarter progressed, the Eagles never relented on an aggressive offensive attack to force many shots on Carmel. On the defensive end, the Eagles did their job efficiently, preventing Carmel from spending too much time playing offense and stopping some difficult shots.

The dynamic of the game shifted in the second quarter. While the Eagles scored at the 5:46 mark to extend their lead to 4-1, they mainly played strong defense, using significant time on the clock in the offensive zone to prevent Carmel from trying to mount a comeback. They forced turnovers on Carmel shots and also had some good fortune thanks to errant shots by the Padres.

The third quarter saw the pace of scoring pick up for the Eagles, with three goals made to put the game out of reach at 7-1. The Padres had some scoring opportunities early but were denied by the combination of strong Los Altos goalkeeping and drive-killing turnovers. The Eagles first scored with 3:54 remaining in the period. Despite a small period of sloppy offense afterwards, they seemed to regain composure in the middle of the third quarter to score their sixth and seventh goals of the contest. Carmel finally responded to the scoring onslaught of the Eagles by notching a goal with 27 seconds left in the period.

Story continues below advertisement

The Eagles scored their last two goals of the contest early in the final period as they continued to limit the Padres chances on offense by coming up with huge defensive stops. The Padres responded with a goal of its own late in the quarter to get within 6 goals at 9-3. Carmel ended the scoring at 9-4 for both teams by notching its fourth goal with 0.06 seconds remaining in the game.

On Wednesday, November 14, the Eagles will face off against St. Ignatius College Preparatory at Serra High School at 7:00 p.m.

[Photos by Juliet Moore]

View Comments (4)
More to Discover

Comments (4)

All The Talon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Kassandra | Jan 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    May I simply just say what a relief to uncover somebody that really knows
    what they’re talking about online. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    A lot more people have to read this and understand this side of the story.
    It’s surprising you’re not more popular since you most certainly possess the gift.

    my blog post: IPhone 5 Jailbreak

  • Lucas | Jan 7, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Definitely imagine that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the web the simplest factor to be aware
    of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed at the same time as other folks think about worries
    that they just do not understand about. You managed to hit the
    nail upon the top as neatly as defined out the whole thing with no need side effect , folks can take a
    signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

    Review my weblog – webpage

  • Luann | Jan 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    We know education sector is not far behind when alumni from well-known institutions such as Stanford University and
    Indian Institute of Management run Edu – Kart.
    A decade back internet in India was only used for information purpose or
    the best source of data. If you are looking for getting the free coupon codes available for
    purchasing different items.

    My weblog: how to get flipkart coupons

  • Jame | Jan 6, 2014 at 4:16 am

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button!
    I’d certainly donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle
    for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to
    my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will
    talk about this website with my Facebook group.
    Chat soon!

    Here is my web page: the walking dead game season 2