Solano Water Polo can’t handle Ohlone
October 10, 2008
Filed under Sports
Coming head-to-head with the No. 2 ranked Ohlone Renegades, the Solano College Water polo team played a tough game, in the end falling just short with a 9-8 loss.
Keeper John Norris managed to block several shots-on-goal. The Renegades made it past the Falcons’ defense, taking the first lead. Solano’s Clark Beach then hit the back of the net to tie the game at one.
Olhone then scored two more goals before the Falcons’ David Corkett scored a goal to even things up at three.
Throughout the game, the score continues to change, with Solano competing hard and fast against the Renegades.
A steal by Ohlone in the third quarter prevented the Falcons from scoring. Fulmer came back and notched a goal to make it a one-goal deficit at the time.
Solano fells behind by two in the fourth quarter, making coaches Parish and Frenn a little nervous. Beach, #15, adds two more scores, followed by #14, David Corkett.
Beach head-butted an Ohlone defender with less than two minutes to go in the fourth quarter. It was one of several offensive fouls called against both teams throughout the game.
“It went great” said John Mathis, “We came out playing really hard; we just didn’t put it away.”
For their first conference game, both coaches wanted a win but were happy with how the team competed.
“We came out a lot stronger this time, they played as hard as they could,” said assistant coach Tyson Frenn.
The Falcons try again for their first conference win Friday Oct. 10 at De Anza College of Cupertino who they have defeated twice already this season.