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Arch rival Bishop’s School came to Coronado’s Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex Saturday, May 15, for a City-Western League match. Islander goalie Teddy Oliver, pictured here, played strong in goal for CHS.

Arch rival Bishop’s School came to Coronado’s Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex Saturday, May 15, for a City-Western League match. Islander goalie, Teddy Oliver saved a quick backhand try by Bishops center in the opening seconds and Coronado’s Peter Olson started the scoring with a crisp skip shot past Bishop’s goalie in the first minute of play. Saves by Oliver were piling up in the first period but Bishops scored the equalizer at the 4-minute mark.

Bishop’s squad is full of fast swimmers and their agile passing exposed the Islander defense. The Knights scored three more goals in the first period. Olson scored again for the Islanders, and at the end of the first quarter Bishop was leading 4-2.

Early in the second, Coronado’s Harrison Bartel flashed a winner, and a corner lob from the right wing by Olsen found the back of the Bishops’ net. Max Diaz’s goal with 2 seconds left in the half brought the Islanders closer with the score 8 – 5 at halftime.

The Knights kept the pressure on throughout the third period scoring seven more goals. Max Ramey found the net for the Islanders and Mathew Wastila’s goal at the end of the period made the score 15 -7 going into the fourth quarter.

Wastila scored two more from the wing in the final period and Trevor Wilson rocketed a goal from center to get Coronado into double digits. Sebastian Palomera subbed in at goalie for Oliver and kept Bishop’s at bay. Final score was 19 – 10 in favor of the Knights.

A highlight for the Islanders was goalkeeper Oliver’s 15 saves, 2 steals and a 5-meter block. Coronado’s record stands at 4 – 3 overall. This week the Islanders travel to Cathedral Catholic and then are home against La Jolla on Friday, May 21 at 4:15 p.m. and Poway on Saturday, May 22 at 6 p.m. Come out to the BBMAC and cheer on our Islanders.

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