Sea Kings Rule The Water

by Claire Hardesty Kings Rule The Water
seakings.100• The Palos Verdes High boys’ water polo team had a great run through Bay League and CIF playoffs.
As the 2019 fall sports season comes to a close, the Palos Verdes High boys water polo team can look back at a fantastic season, advancing all the way to the CIF semifinals. “We reached the farthest we have in CIF in a long time,” senior Matt Noland said.
The Sea Kings finished undefeated in the Bay League at 5-0 and had 15-4 record overall, with tough competition early in the season.
Some team members had been playing water polo together since fourth grade, allowing for a great team relationship to exist.
“The thing that made this team so successful was team chemistry. The team cohesion was great just because of the bond we all share, “ Noland said.
The team found easy wins in the first two rounds of playoff action but maintained their focus and work ethic.
“Our first two games were easier games, but we didn’t go in complacently and actually had a tight game in round 2,” Noland said.
The boys won their first round game against Murrieta Valley by a score of 22-1 and won the quarter finals against Los Alamitos, 12-9.
“I think we performed really well in semis, just a few slip ups in the final game cost it,” Noland said.
“Overall, I would say the team had a phenomenal season,” Noland said.

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