FACE OFF. Junior Zane Grant wins the swim of at the start of the third quarter.
FACE OFF. At the start of the third quarter, junior Zane Grant wins the swim off. photo/BLAKE WARANCH


On March 21, at Wadeview Pool, the boys water polo team started spring break with a win, defeating West Orange 14-6.

The game started on a high note. Senior Brendan Ellixson scored the first goal, followed by a goal from junior Joshua Rosenfeld. Senior Thomas Egan also scored in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, junior Austin Fussell scored a goal and senior William Stone had three back-to-back saves to keep the score 5-0 at halftime.

At the start of the third quarter, Ellixson scored a goal with an assist from Egan. West Orange scored three goals, but these goals did not dampen the boys’ spirits as Egan scored three consecutive goals, making the game  9-3 at the end of the third quarter.

Egan scored his fifth goal of the night in the fourth quarter. Junior Zane Grant scored with an assist from Ellixson who also scored a goal. West Orange attempted a comeback with another three goals but could not pull out a win. Ellixson brought the final score to 14-6 with two more goals to close out the game.

The win brought the team’s record to 9-6.

The boys play Westminster on Saturday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. in Boca Raton at a three-game tournament.

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