Gauls water polo racks up second home win of the season

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Gauls water polo racks up second home win of the season

Winston Li (‘21) presses an Ontario player in an attempt to block his pass.

Winston Li (‘21) presses an Ontario player in an attempt to block his pass.

Winston Li (‘21) presses an Ontario player in an attempt to block his pass.

Winston Li (‘21) presses an Ontario player in an attempt to block his pass.

It was a jam-packed afternoon for Webb sports on September 24th with cross country hosting their first and only home meet and a home game for VWS volleyball, meaning sparse crowds by the pool deck. Nevertheless, Webb varsity water polo secured their second home win of the season after a narrow 12-11 home win against Ontario High School.

The Gauls started the first quarter strong with an early 4-1 lead in the first quarter thanks to goals from Aidan Gutierrez (‘22), Winston Li (‘21), and Matthew Gaw (‘21). As the game progressed, problematic 2-meter defense and poor 6-on-5 execution by the Gauls kept Ontario trailing close behind. Ontario came as close as a one-goal deficit as defensive issues continued in the 2nd half. Thankfully, fourth-quarter goals from Nicholas Lee (‘22) and team captain Malachi Cassel (‘20) ensured a Webb victory. Patrick Doñez  (‘21) performed exceptionally between the pipes with seven saves to help the Gauls to a win.   

Mattew Gooch (‘22), a winger on the varsity squad, said, “We may have won, but we definitely could have played way better as a team.” 

Mason Letteau Stallings (‘21) said, “A dub is a dub, we can’t take it for granted .”

The Webb water polo team will play their second league game of the year at home on October 3rd against West Covina High School – a game that will be vital in their bid towards a CIF playoffs berth.