MVHS Boys Water Polo Team lost to Alumni Saturday as it prepares for Season Tuesday
Aug 28, 2016 08:09PM
● By Paul Spear
The Mar Vista High School Boys Water Polo Team lost in its Annual Alumni Game on Saturday as it prepares for Season Play at Home on Tuesday against Mt Carmel at 3pm.
The Boys Water Polo Team had their Annual alumni Game this last saturday as they prepare for their first home game of the season in the Mesa League. Unlike usual years where the score somehow comes out time. Apparently the refereewasn't let in on the special rules they have for the Alumni Game and the Boys lost 19 to 8 to the Alumni which had much bigger and faster swimmers.
The Team also wanted to thank Seaside Candy who sold Ice Cream at the events and split the profits with the team for fundraising.
The assistant coach, Scott Chalmers who was coaching this game tried to get all his players into the game including the Junior Varsity players but with so many it was tough.
The game was a good test for the Mar Vista Boys Team as they have only one returning player from last year’s Varsity Team and thus is a very young team. Because the Boys Team won League 2 years back they got moved up to a tougher division and play schools that have considerably more students to draw from for their teams than Mar Vista High School.
In speaking with Coach Chalmers he expects this to be a very tough season with so many new young players coming up but they are looking forward to working with them and molding them into seasoned players. However, what he says pleases them the most is if the Student Players are able to use their Water Polo skills get them into College. He said he was very pleased and felt like they had a big accomplishment with the girls team last year. Of course the School's first CIF Championship in Mar Vista High School history with the girls water polo team was fantastic and not to take anything away from that but what really excited him was Elizabeth Hastings and Stephanie Morales getting scholarships to college by using their water polo play! He hopes to see that more in the coming years from both the Boys and Girls Teams.
Paul Spear, Editor, DigImperialBeach.com