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Coronado Girls Water Polo Defeats La Jolla

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Posted: Friday, February 6, 2015 9:01 am

Quietly the Coronado Girls Water Polo Team is in the process of putting together a very strong season, compiling a 13-6 record thus far. Last week the team played just once, a bit of a scheduling rarity, and the Islanders responded with an 11-5 win over Western League rival La Jolla. The game marked the third time in three weeks the teams have met, with the Islanders prevailing by scores of 10-7, 10-8 and now 11-5.

The victory puts the Islanders back into a first place tie atop the four-team Western League with The Bishop’s School. The Knights won the first meeting between the perennial powers 11-10 in overtime, two weeks ago.

Thursday the Islanders jumped out to a 4-0 lead as senior goalkeeper Shannon Spence had four saves before the Vikings scored with 1:56 remaining in the first quarter. The teams traded goals in the second quarter to make the halftime score 6-3. Coronado expanded their lead to 8-4 at the end of three quarters and outscored La Jolla 3-1 in the fourth.

Spence wound up with five saves as she played the first half. Hannah Storum, as has been the custom for the Islanders most of this season, played the second half and had seven saves. During her time in the game, Storum had two spectacular saves including a one-on-one effort she turned away. The other play was a save made from a shot taken at point blank range in front of the net.

The scoring was about as evenly divided as it can get, with four players scoring twice and three scoring once each. Two-goal games were turned in by McNeilly Fieweger, Cassidy Wiley, Mackenzie Wiley and Anna Makridis. Single goal efforts came from Jennifer Hanling, Summer Sund and Victoria Rose Meek. The Wiley twins combined for five assists and the team as a whole was credited with seven steals and two field blocks. It would be fair to say that after the first quarter, the final result wasn’t in doubt.

This week Coronado has a date with Cathedral Catholic Wednesday on the road for a 3:30 p.m game. Thursday through the weekend, the Islanders will compete in the SoCal Invitational in Irvine, probably the most competitive and important state-wide tournament of the season.

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