Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Montebello High School
San Marino High School
San Marino boy’s varsity water polo hosted last year’s division 3 semifinalist, Montebello High School, on Wednesday, September 7th
San Marino drew first blood going up 2-0 with both goals by Alessio Brunochelli in the first 2 minutes. Montebello battled back 4-3, but as the first quarter was coming to an end, Ethan Lai put in a back breaker of a goal to make it 5-3 with 8 seconds left in the 1st quarter.
San Marino defense clamped down holding Montebello to 1 goal in the 2nd while scoring 3 of their own going into half-time in control, 8-4.
San Marino scored 5 goals in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead while limiting Montebello to 3 goals. While Montebello focused their defense on senior, Alessio Brunochelli, the rest of the team stepped up offensively with Jacob Yee scoring twice and Castleman and Lai adding 1 goal a piece each. The third quarter concluded with San Marino on top 13-7.
Early in the 4th quarter, Alessio Brunochelli scored another goal to push the lead to 14-7. Coach Zirovich subbed in the bench to close out the game with a final scored of 16-10.
Montebello- #2 Ricardo Reyes – 5, #3 Rudy Reyes – 4, #7 Hernandez -1
SM- Alessio Brunochelli – 7, Jacob Yee – 3, Ethan Lai – 3, Blake Castleman – 1, Kenneth Rangel – 1, Salman Elgabalawy – 1
Man Advantage (6 on 5)
SM 2 for 5
M 1 for 6
SM- Andres Mercado 5, Aaron Wilson 5