Water Polo

Glendora Finishes in Fifth Place at Corona Invitational; Villagran Led Offense w/13 Goals

Sep 04 2023 09:39:39

Boys Water Polo:

Thanks to Glendora coach Alba Espinar Gomez for this report:

Glendora finished in fifth place at this past weekend’s Corona Invitational.

On Thursday, we defeated Citrus Valley, 11-7, and then the Tartans dropped a 10-9 decision to Roosevelt.

Two days later, Glendora fell to University, 12-9, and then GHS edged Valley View, 14-12.

Mikey Villagran had a team-best 13 goals.

Nate Lamberston and Peter Collins blocked 12 shots apiece in goal for the Tartans.

Stats and highlights of the weekend:
Mikey Villagran (SR):  13 goals, 9 assists, 6 steals, 9 ejections drawn
Richard Romero (SR):  5 goals, 7 assists, 9 steals
Reed Thompson (FR):  7 goals, 1 assist, 2 steals, 3 ejections drawn
Nate Lambertson (SR): 12 saves, 1 assist, 1 steal
Peter Collins (FR): 12 saves, 3 steals

“We played and competed against (some of the) top ranked teams in our CIF-SS division, beating or having close games with all of them,” Coach Alba Espinar Gomez said. ” I’m very satisfied with the level we’re playing at to start this season. I’m very excited to see the team continue to improve and what we can accomplish in the future.”

Up next: GHS will host Trabuco Hills (0-3) on Tuesday at 4, and Great Oak on Thursday at 3:15.

Palomares League Standings:
Bonita (6-2 overall, 0-0 in league)
Glendora (4-2, 0-0)
Alta Loma (1-1, 0-0)
Ayala (0-0, 0-0)
Claremont (0-0, 0-0)
Colony (0-0, 0-0)