Mulcahy Puts On a Show, Leads Water Polo to Clear Victory Over Rival

The referee could not prevent himself from laughing when senior Emilien Fritsch sent a long shot sailing by the hands of the Mountain View goalie during the water polo game today, October 5.

“Finally a different number,” the ref chuckled.

Up to that point, it was the Colin Mulcahy show. Right hand or left hand, the senior was scoring at will during the varsity game, sending the quivering Spartans packing within the first few minutes.

“Offensively, no one can stop Colin. He’s just unreal,” Head Coach Johnny Bega said.

Colin finished with 11 goals, outscoring the entire Spartan team by the third quarter. One could have forgotten that this was a real game with real people, and not a video game. With Mulcahy leading the way, the Eagles rolled to a 22-9 victory over its cross-town rivals.

Despite breaking in a new goalie, sophomore Cameron Putnam, who had spent only a day on varsity (after being called up from the JV team on Monday), the Eagles showed no signs of slowing down, offensively or defensively.

“We played great defense as a team in front of Cameron,’” Bega said. “Props to him in his first game.”

Cameron said he was “pretty nervous before the game” but got into a rhythm once his teammates started heating up.

“Everything turned out raw,” Putnam said.

Emilien added seven goals, and juniors Matt Orton, Kevin Stangl, Chip Cantrell and Nikos Trembois all had one each.

“The combination of Colin and Emilien is fantastic,” Bega said. “It’s great to know we have someone backing Colin up.”