Carlmont jv boys water polo reigns victorious over King’s Academy


Nour Zabaneh

Patrick McDonough scores a goal against King’s Academy.

Nour Zabaneh, Staff Writer

Carlmont JV boys water polo tightened their caps and jumped in the pool  and blew King’s Academy away with an 18- 4 win.

On October 17, the Scots came out victorious against  the Knights ending their season with a 5-2 winning record.

“We played the best game that we possibly could’ve. We scored a lot in the first quarter and that set the tone for the rest of the game,” said sophomore Luke Adams.

Within the first few minutes of the game, the Scots came out strong taking the lead 3-0. With dominant scoring by freshman Patrick McDonough, Carlmont ended the quarter with a 7-2 lead.

“I had a lot of energy in the first quarter and I put it all into scoring goals and surprising the other team,” said McDonough.

In the second quarter, starters were pulled out and special teams got playing time instead.  The rest of the period was uneventful and only one goal scored by Carlmont ending the second quarter with an 8-2 score.  

“In the second quarter, we were subbing in a lot to give nonstarters a lot more playing time. I think they played very well,” said Adams.

After halftime sophomore, Tyler Rachal helped the Scots gain their momentum again and they continued to dominate the rest of the quarter. After repeated assist from Rachel to junior Noah Sun and improved communication, Carlmont ended the third quarter leading 13-4.

“We played this team before and they’re a good team but we beat them last time so we had a lot of confidence going in,” said freshman Marco Brocchieri.

In the fourth quarter, the Scots kept up their scoring streak and furthered their lead against the Knights. Due to the Scots impressive stamina and endurance, they were able to continue to out swim and play their opponent. With a drastic lead against the Knights, Carlmont won 18-4.    

“The boys played great because we’ve always had a very athletic team and with their speed they usually out master their opponent. We had a great season overall and established a new program. We had a winning season and with a lot of hard work we’re constantly improving”, said head coach James McDowell.