Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shores outmuscled by Extreme, finishes in 6th place.

In a tightly contested match against Extreme Water Polo, the San Diego Shores girls were defeated 6-4 to close out their weekend at the Evan Cousineau Cup tournament in Santa Ana with a 6th place finish.

Trailing 4-2 at the half and struggling to get the ball inside the 5 meter mark, head coach Ian Davidson made a bold decision to bring in back up goalie Madison Kafka-Asper, and move starting goalie Meghan Engh into the field of play adding some physical strength to the lineup. This proved beneficial as Engh scored a goal and helped the team hold offensive space in the pool in the second half. Kafka-Asper only allowed two goals in the second half with a solid defense in front of her, but the Shores girls were unable to find the back of the cage on offense and could not net the needed goals to win the game.

San Diego Shores finished the tournament 1-3 with losses to the teams that eventually finished 2nd,4th and 5th. Their only win in the tournament came against the 3rd place finishers.

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