Polo makes waves
October 24, 2003
The University of La Verne men's water polo team racked up two wins
with the start of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
season this week.
With victories over Cal Lutheran and Occidental, the Leopards are undefeated
in SCIAC (2-0) and have an overall record of 7-10.
"They were two good wins for us," said Will Hernandez, ULV
With its strong conference performance, the squad maintains a No. 7
national ranking in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Division III
The Leopards took on Cal Lu Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks - Cal Lu's
second match in the first SCIAC season in the squad's history.
The new team could not keep up with the Leopards' pace and were defeated
Although the Kingsmen were the first to score, the Leopards pounded
out goals relentlessly.
Junior Owen Barrett and senior Jason Walters each contributed four goals
to the win. Following close behind was freshman Ryan Jensen, with three
goals of his own.
In the conference season opener, ULV challenged Occidental in Los Angeles
Fresh from a 7-3 win over the Tigers the previous weekend, the Leopards
were anxious for a repeat victory.
"Occidental was tough, but we came out strong," Hernandez
Tied after the first quarter, 3-3, Occidental jumped to a 7-4 lead at
The Leopards picked it up in the second half with eight goals in the
third quarter and three in the fourth.
The Tigers managed only four goals in the half, dropping the contest
In another strong performance, Barrett put five points on the board
for the Leopards.
Freshman goalie Kevin Morris recorded nine saves in the game, assisting
the win. Morris totaled 17 saves in the two games combined.
ULV takes on Pomona-Pitzer at 2 p.m., tomorrow in Claremont and Caltech
at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at home.