By Misty Volaski
It's been a long, arduous water
polo season for Nordhoff's boys' squad and it looked as if it
was ending the way it had been going all year: with the pool
being shut down again with fertilizer spread around three sides
of the pool for the field landscaping, not to mention the huge
amount of ash falling from all directions.
However, Wednesday proved to be a better day, with the sun coming
through and Nordhoff attempting to avenge two earlier losses
to Oak Christian.
Wednesday, said NHS coach Geoff Foley, the Rangers played as
a team: passing the ball, holding the six-on-five opportunities
Nordhoff (1-4 in league, 8-14 overall) played stingy defense,
combining for 19 team steals. NHS goalie Javier Garza had 12
saves and a pair of steals.
Nordhoff came out strong in the first quarter, throwing in four
goals to the Lions' one. Oaks Christian responded by giving Nordhoff
a run for its money in the third, when OCHS came dangerously
close to Nordhoff with a score of 6-5. Ben Foley's score in the
fourth quarter proved to be the winning one for NHS, who topped
the Lions by one with a final score of 7-6.
Scoring two goals each for NHS were Patrick Kelley and Foley;
scoring once each were Brad Crombie, Travis Moore and Spenser
Nordhoff will take on their own alumni tomorrow at Nordhoff pool
at 11 a.m.
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