Mens water polo rallies in the rain

Juliet Luty, assistant editor

On Oct. 5, the mens varsity water polo team battled the conditions in order to get the win over Santa Fe Christian. In the pouring rain, the Lancers hit the pool and beat Santa Fe Christian 18-6.

In the first quarter, the Lancer defense started off strong and only allowed Santa Fe Christian one goal. The offense also contributed as they scored four goals giving them a slight lead at the end of the quarter.

Senior Rainer Sherwood, who scored a total of five goals in this game, began the second quarter with a shot knocked into the goal by the Santa Fe Christian goalie. This resulted in yet another point for Carlsbad.  After an impressive bar down shot by sophomore Kevin Chapa as well as a goal by junior Ken Ikedo, the Lancers held a 7-2 lead at half-time.

In the second half, the Lancers continued to score and dominate but allowed Santa Fe Christian to score four goals. However, the Lancers rallied and in the last minute of the game, Chapa scored yet another goal to finish with the 18-6 win.

Overall, Carlsbad played an impressive game against Santa Fe Christian but left room to improve on strategy and performance.

“It was a good game. Obviously, we were a lot stronger” Ikedo said. “It’s a good way to prepare for the future. We obviously have some kinks to work out but this game is a reflection on what we need to work on.”

With a long season ahead of them, the mens varsity water polo team is taking this as a learning experience which will hopefully lead them to victories in the future.