Mats Polo Continues Win Streak in League with Victory Over Campo


Photo: M. Davis

Players celebrate their victory over Campo with Latin Teacher Mr. Davis

Will Richardson, Staff Writer

The Miramonte men’s water polo team has raced to a 3-0 record in DFAL, vaunting to the driver’s seat to reclaim the league title from rival Campolindo, which Miramonte defeated 9-7 this past Wednesday.

Standout performers in this Bay Area showdown included Tyler Abramson ’17, Mikey Dakis ’18, Christian Schillinger ’17, and Max Murphy ’16.

Schillinger and Murphy were lauded by fellow teammate Tomer Schmoisman ’16 for playing brilliant defense throughout the game. “Murph and Schill played excellent, both on offense and defense,” Schmoisman said. “We have had a number of close losses this season, so to be on the right side of a close game is a relief.”

Murphy and Schillinger’s efforts in defense were aided by goalkeeper Duncan Creed ’18, who continues to play well in goal. “Duncan is a superb goalkeeper and has done very well for us so far,” said captain Tyler Larsen ’16. “I can’t wait to come back in two years see how much he has improved, because he is already a great player and can only get better.”

This win over Campo comes at a great time for the Matadors: they have two games remaining in league against Acalanes and Dougherty Valley. If they win these two, they will recapture the DFAL crown and will go into the NCS playoffs in a position to make a deep run. All signs point to two victories for the Mats, especially considering that they recently defeated Acalanes 13-9 at the Southern California Invitational in Irvine.

Additionally, the Mats have historically done very well against Dougherty Valley, with the contest between the two last year ending in a 20-3 rout in favor of the Matadors. But they are certainly not going to rest on past laurels.

“It was great to beat Campo last Wednesday, but we need to move on and put our full attention on Acalanes, and Dougherty after that.” Schmoisman said. But if the Matadors can handle their final two league games, they will be highly ranked and will surely be vying for the NCS title this November.