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Water Polo ends season with 14-12 victory

November 10, 2017

The Fighting Scots spent homecoming weekend 12 hours away from home in Erie, PA for the MAWPC-West Championship tournament.

The first game of the weekend was a 19-5 loss to second-seeded Mercyhurst University. The Scots started off slow against the Lakers, and the first quarter ended with a 9-2 Laker lead. Mercyhurst outscored Monmouth 6-1, and 3-1 in the next two quarters.

The Fighting Scots could never get their offense going in this game as their highest scoring quarter was only two goals. Alex Altamirano led the team with three goals, and the Scots also got goals from Kurt Holzer and Jesus Aguirre.

The Scots faced the McKendree University Bearcats for the third time this season in their second tilt of the weekend. The Bearcats never trailed as their offense proved to be too much for Monmouth to overcome. At the end of the first, the score was 5-3 in favor of McKendree.

The Scots were able to keep the game close for the next two quarters with the score being 14-10 at the start of the fourth. McKendree shut out Monmouth in the final quarter on route to an 18-10 win over the Scots.

In the final game of the year, and with 7th place on the line, the Fighting Scots took on Washington and Jefferson College for the third time of the season. The two teams split the other two games during the season. At the end of the first quarter, it was starting to look like another close game between the teams since the score was 3-3.

Monmouth pumped in two more goals in the second while keeping the Presidents from scoring. In the third quarter, Monmouth exploded for 6 goals, but the Presidents responded with 5 of their own. The Presidents were able to win the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to secure the win as the Fighting Scots ended their season with a 14-12 win.

Julius Bradsfield led the team with five goals and was named Player of the Game. Monmouth also got goals from Jake Hall (three), Sebastian Hernandez (two), Jesus Aguirre (two), Tommy Schneider and Kurt Holzer. Jake Hall also received All-Conference honors following the tournament.

Sebastian Hernandez
Distributions Manager

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