By Nick Michael
Photos by Hana Tyszka
The varsity boys’ water polo team got its first win of the young season on Wednesday, as the Tigers cruised to a seemingly effortless victory against the Polytechnic Panthers, winning by a score of 18-2.
The Tigers got off to a blistering start in the first quarter, scoring five goals and conceding none. In the second quarter, the Panthers were able to sneak a couple goals past the Tigers’ defense, but at halftime, South Pasadena still held a commanding 10-2 lead. For the remainder of the game, the Tigers’ defense was sublime, and didn’t allow a single goal. They also continued to wreak havoc offensively, scoring eight more goals before the final whistle blew.
“We had a great game today,” junior Leo Sonner said, “and we’re all looking forward to the oncoming season.”
South Pasadena showcased a strong start to the Tigers’ campaign as the team stands at 1-0. With over a month before the start of Rio Hondo League play, the boys have plenty of time to prepare and improve.
The team’s next preseason game is on Thursday, September 3, at home against Mark Keppel High School.