Varsity Water Polo Results
Week of October 8, 2018
The Marauder’s spent another busy week in the pool, playing five games over the week.
They started Wednesday evening playing a non-conference game against Bella Vista High School. Jesuit’s 15 graduating seniors were honored on an evening that saw the Marauders beat the Broncos by a score of 13 to 2. Jesuit got strong center play from seniors Joe Cavazos (7 goals) and Josh Smet (2 goals). Senior Kyle Webster also helped lead the victory with 1 goal, 2 assists, and 5 steals.
Following their Wednesday victory, the Marauders hosted teams from Sacramento, Fresno, Stockton, and the Bay Area at the Jesuit Capital Classic at American River College. Jesuit got off to a good start, beating Los Altos High School by a final of 19 to 3. Ten Marauders contributed to a balanced scoring attack led by Cavazos (6 goals and 4 steals) and juniors Jackson Wacker (3 goals), Ivan Soshnikov (2 goals and 2 assists), and Cody Ferguson (2 goals). Friday concluded with a close, 10 to 8 victory over Clovis High School. Joe Cavazos continued to lead Jesuit, combining 4 goals with 2 steals, and the team’s second-leading scorer, Soshnikov, contributed 3 goals. Junior goalie Charlie Hurley kept Jesuit in the game with 10 saves in the cage, including saves on two penalty shots.
Play on Saturday began with the annual Christian Brothers versus Jesuit rivalry game, which saw Jesuit get the best of CB by a final score of 10 to 1. Senior Reed Caron played a strong all-around game, with 2 goals, 2 assists, and 2 steals, while Cavazos continued his strong play from the center position, scoring 4 goals and adding 3 steals. The Capital Classic concluded with Jesuit playing a close game against Clovis North. The Marauders continued to get good production from their centers and play solid defense, with Cavazos (3 goals) and Ferguson (2 goals) leading the way; however, the team fell just short at the end losing 7 to 8.
After a 4 win and 1 loss week, the Marauders improve to 16 and 5 on the year. The coming week will see Jesuit travel to host Bellarmine High in San Jose for the Memorial Tournament, where Jesuit will face a tough weekend of competition against many of the country’s top programs, opening play Friday against the country’s #1-ranked high school water polo team, Newport Harbor High School.