Boys Water Polo Season Recap

The Water Polo season has ended after 3 months of hard work and lots of hours put into the sport. 

The coaches knew that this season was going to be a rough one, and—in the beginning—it was. 3 games in and no wins, the team morale was down. 

The Mustangs went into the South Coast Tournament expecting to underperform, which they did, going a dismal 0-4.

Finally, the team beat Orange High School 24-0. 

Hopes high, they went into the Villa Park tournament ready to put in the effort, and... went 1-5 in games. 

Not a good turnout, but getting better. 

A win against Sage Hill, 15-7, brought their morale back and were ready for the next tournament to come. 

The October Classic Tournament was the turning point in their season; they went 2-2 in the tournament, winning by 1 in both of the wins.

 With the team being 5-13 at this point in the season, they hoped they would finally turn the season—and their record—around.

With less than 1 month left, the Mustangs hit a stride, winning against Segerstrom 22-3, Saddleback 21-3, Northwood 12-8, Fountain Valley 13-6, and Santa Ana 24-2. 

The team went into their rivalry game against Estancia with morale and confidence through the roof.

With a  final score of 12-4, the Mustangs won, were league champions, and moved on to CIF. 

In CIF, they played Edison, a team that had beat them 14-5 earlier in the season.

Every athlete knew it was going to be a tough game; Edison was no team to be taken lightly with 8+ seniors, all having been playing for years. Unfortunately, Costa Mesa lost to Edison 13-7, in Round 1 of CIF.

Although CIF didn’t go the way they wanted to, the boys were proud of their accomplishments as a team. 

They had gone from a 7 game losing streak to 7 game winning streak. 

The season was overall a success. 

The boys are ready for next season and the years to come.