Historic first win for men’s water polo

Natalie Hernandez, Sports Editor

Men’s water polo had its first home game this afternoon against the Westcliff University Warriors. Two weeks ago Biola lost its match 7-10 to Westcliff. This afternoon they redeemed themselves with their first ever win, 12-8.

A DREAM DEFENSE

Freshman center defender Nolan Rapp led the defense gaining two goals and three steals. The team gained a total of 10 steals for the entire match. Other leaders in the pool this afternoon were freshman center defender Will Tibbetts with three goals, freshman goalkeeper Mitchell Carpenter with 10 saves and sophomore attacker Kenny Wulf with two goals. 

WINNING AGAINST THE WARRIORS

The Eagles had the first block of the game, as well as the first three goals made by Tibbetts. Biola and Westcliff tied the game two times in the first quarter. The Eagles continued increasing the point deficit, leaving the Warriors unable to catch up. The Eagles scored three goals every quarter, ultimately winning, 12-8.

Men’s water polo (1-4) will return home to Splash Aquatic Center on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. to go against the University of California San Diego Tritons. Footage from today’s match is located on Biola Athletics’ website.

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