The Carpinteria boys water polo team finished as runner-up at the Malibu Tournament over the weekend.

The Warriors went 3-1 in the two-day tournament, falling to L.A. City Section power Palisades in the final, 8-5.

Carpinteria met league rival Malibu in Saturday’s semifinals and scored an 8-2 victory. Asher Smith and Justin Main each scored three goals to lead the Warriors. 

“We showed good defense working together as a team,” said coach Stephen Kim.

Jacob Taff made six saves.

In the final, Palisades jumped out to an early lead. 

“Palisades had good offensive movement, giving Carpinteria trouble in the first half,” said Kim.

Smith scored three goals and Jake Ehlers had two in the loss. Taff made eight saves.

Taff stopped nine shots and Smith went off for eight goals in an 11-7 win over Flintridge on Friday. The Warriors also routed the Malibu JVs, 18-2.

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