Carpinteria boys water polo jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, taking down Santa Barbara High by a score of 10-5 on Tuesday.
“Our boys stepped up big today. We were down two key players due to sickness and injury but didn’t miss a beat,” Warriors coach Karl Fredrickson said. “In fact, we played a fantastic team game and had great individual performances from multiple guys.
“Today was a test of our camaraderie and depth — proud to see our boys deliver.”
The Warriors came out on fire, scoring a quick four goals to take an early 4-0 lead. After trading goals for the rest of the half, Carpinteria led 6-2 at the break.
In the second half, the Warriors buckled down defensively and found ways to slow down the Santa Barbara High offense.
When the final whistle sounded, Carpinteria clinched the 10-5 victory.
Asher Smith spearheaded the offensive attack with a team-high four goals. Aiden Alcaraz and Jake Ehlers also turned in multi-goal performances, each scoring two.
Alcarez also contributed defensively, racking up five steals. Ehlers, meanwhile, tallied three assists, three ejections earned and one steal.
The Warriors (11-4) play host to Channel Islands on Thursday.
San Marcos 18, Oxnard 2
The Royals shined on the offensive and defensive ends in an 18-2 rout of Oxnard.
Mateo Obando and Jack Kramer had outstanding defensive performances, turning in seven and six steals, respectively.
Meanwhile, Titus Fernandez had six blocks and three steals at the goalie position.
Obando also led the offensive attack with four goals. Jacob Magid was not far behind with three goals of his own.
The Royals (14-6, 3-0 Channel League) will host Dos Pueblos in a key league matchup next Tuesday.
Dos Pueblos 17, Rio Mesa 8
Dos Pueblos boys water polo turned in a balanced scoring attack in a 17-8 win over Rio Mesa.
Nine different Chargers scored a goal in the win, with four recording a multi-goal performance.
Andrew Kline-Fernandez led all scorers with five goals while Aden Bishop (3), Ben Fuhrer (2) and Jaden Moore (2) joined him with multiple scores.
Single-goal scorers for Dos Pueblos were Peyton Allin, Eli Carnaghe, Grant Nelson, Lucas Neushul and Liam Sommer.
Defensively, Reggie Robles collected 10 saves in the cage.
The Chargers (12-5, 2-0 Channel League) will host Oxnard on Thursday.