Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Boys win Silver, Girls take 4th. Both teams make a point.

Shores 14u girls played for Bronze against Santa Barbara on Monday and couldn't muster enough scoring runs to get the win. The defense was solid for the most part as the Santa Barbara goals came in sporadic bunches, but Shores suffered a shortage of offense for the 3rd straight game. While the girls showed disappointment in the loss, they accomplished many of their team goals leading up to and during the tournament. They had the opportunity to play for a medal and just came up a bit short against some very formidable opponents. In a sport where you have to earn your respect, our girls played from the #2 seed in our bracket, all the way to a 4th place finish. Well done girls, we are all very proud of how you represented city of San Diego and the San Diego Shores Water Polo Club.

On the boys side, Shores battled back from a defeat against United on Sunday to work their way into the Championship game against the same United team on Monday. United took an early lead, but neither team ever really gained control of the game. It was 4 quarters of back and forth battle, excellent goalie play on both sides, and tough defense. The game came down to the final shot with Shores trailing 4-3, and the set play called by the coaching staff gave the boys an opportunity to send it to overtime, but time ran out and Shores settled for Silver.

Gentlemen, your efforts were astounding and you showed great spirit and heart throughout the tournament. You are champions, in and out of the pool.

The Maureen O'Toole Award was given to Meghan Engh of the San Diego Shores in post tournamnet ceremonies.

The Jody Campbell Award was given to Griffen Rizzo of the San Diego Shores in tournament ceremonies.

Congratulations to the teams and individual award recipients for a job well done.

Even though the tournament is over, the updates will continue. I still have over 600pictures to sort through and will be putting these up in a few days so keep checking back for more photographs that have yet to be seen.

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