Fri, Sep 13 2013 01:11 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents
Otay Ranch High School’s boys water polo team might be “young” in the words of father/daughter coaches Ernie and Rachel Medina but the Mustangs have managed to show their mettle thus far by winning their opening two games.
Otay Ranch, buoyed by a 16-1 scrimmage victory against Chula Vista Aug. 30, faced off the new season last Friday by defeating San Ysidro, 18-9, in a non-league game at the Loma Verde pool and improved to 2-0 after topping host Mt. Miguel, 15-1, on Wednesday in another non-league game.
Young? The Mustangs have one senior, two juniors, eight sophomores and one freshman on this year’s varsity team.
But inexperience hasn’t slowed them down so far.
Eddie Rosenfeld led the Mustangs on the scoresheet in both games. He scored six goals and collected six defensive steals in the win over San Ysidro and contributed three goals, one assist and three steals in Wednesday’s victory.
Fabian Orozco had two goals and one assist in the season opening win while Nick Sedan had two goals and two steals, Angel Aguiar and Sebastian Perez each had two goals. Connor Takesuyi had one goal, two assists and two steals, Ozkar Alvarez had one goal and one assist and Michael Kim had one goal, one assist and one steal.
In the cage, Aguiar made nine saves while dishing out two assists and making two steals (while scoring one goal) in three quarters of work while Robert Lechner had two saves in one quarter.
In Wednesday’s win, Aguiar and Lechner each played two quarters. Aguilar had eight saves, two steals and one assist while Lechner had two saves. Aguilar also scored twice from the cage to give him three goals scored in two games from the goalie position.
In the field, Aguilar added one goal to give him three for the game while adding one assist, Takesuyi had two goals and one assist, Jake Hamner had two goals, two steals and one assist, Orozco had two goals, Alvarez had one goal and two steals and Perez and Elias Vasquez each had one steal.
Lechner had 10 saves and Orozco scored five goals in the scrimmage win over Chula Vista.
The Mustangs will host Olympian in a non-league game this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Loma Verde pool.
Hilltop defeated Steele Canyon, 3-1, in its season opener Tuesday afternoon. The Lancers rallied from a 25-14 loss in the first set to win the next three sets 25-20, 30-28, 25-23 to capture the non-league match.
Hannah Teague led Hilltop with 13 kills while Janelle Ayala had seven aces and five blocks and Emily Nicholas had 36 assists.
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