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Polo Swims Toward End of Season

So far, our Dolphins have won two out of five league games.

Most recently on Oct. 17, our players battled against San Clemente. They lost by a score of 4-16.

On Oct. 15, the Dolphins played a home game against San Juan, winning by a score of 11-7. Senior Charlie Gravitt observed that the team “made a plan and stuck to it well. It was a good team win.” The week before on Oct. 11, the boys played a non-league game against Laguna Beach and lost by a close score of 9-10.

Days before on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the boys lost to El Toro by another close score of 6-8. Starter Curren McCarthy gathered that the team could work on its offense and team chemistry, but assures that the team will keep its positive mindset no matter what.
Important players, such as senior starters Charlie Gravitt and Adler Zachary, as well as junior stater Brody Sullivan, did not participate in the game.

The weekend before, the Dolphins took part in the S&R Tournament, their third tournament of the year.

Senior Aiden Mathes noted that their best game was the final one, against Woodrow Wilson: “We were missing a few of our starting lineup so pregame moral was pretty low, but we came together and worked as a team to keep the game even all the way into overtime.”

In overtime, Dana lost two additional players, meaning they had no subs for the remainder of the game. Mathes continued: “Even so, the team fought hard and won 17-16 in the second period of overtime. It was a big win for us as we lost to Wilson before with our entire team present. Without a doubt, it was our team’s ability to play together and understand each other that won us the game.”

They finished the S&R tourney with 2 wins and 2 losses overall.

Reflecting on the team’s performance in league so far, captain Adler Zachary stated “We had some trouble in the early season and had a couple tough losses, but we’re still looking forward to making a deep run into CIF. We’re taking it one game at a time and trying to come together to get a team win.”

The boys will play Tesoro on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with the hopes of qualifying for CIF.

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