Water polo splashes through historic season

By Tadzio Garcia

The women’s water polo put up a good fight at Rio Hondo College last Wednesday, Oct.23 for two quarters but it wasn’t enough in a 11-4 loss.

“We came out strong in the first half and felt we could win but did not,” Husky Irene Young said.

Young scored two goals for East Los Angeles College, one off of an assist from Veronica Orantes.   Husky Christina Burrola also scored two goals, one off an assist by Young.

Orantes added one KOD and three steals.

The Huskies retuned to Water Polo competition for the first time in 13 years.

“The team is improving, getting the basics down, stepping up quite a bit while getting stronger. They are two-thirds through their season slump and now coming out finishing hard,” Head Coach Eric Matheson said.

ELAC splashed to two wins mid-season with wins over Pasadena City College, a 10-9 victory, and an 18-15 overtime thriller against Los Angeles Trade Tech College.

“It was an exciting game. We poured it on in overtime after ending regulation 14-all,” Young said.

The Huskies play at Long Beach City College, who is 9-11 overall, 4-2 in South Coast Conference play, today at 5:15 p.m.

The Huskies end the regular season at the SCC Championships at Rio Hondo. ELAC (2-11, 1-4) is tied with LATT for seventh place in the SCC.

If ELAC beats LBCC they could enter the SCC finals as the seventh place team. If they lose, they will be the No. 8 or No. 9 seed. It will be No. 8 vs. No. 9 on Thursday Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m.

AT the SCC finals, the No. 7 seed and the winner of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 match will be guaranteed three matches, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9.





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