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Warrior water polo splits first two league games

Fallbrook High School’s boys water polo team split its first two Avocado League games.

The Warriors opened league play October 8 with a victory against San Pasqual but lost to Escondido in their October 10 contest. Both games were played at Jim Stone Pool in Escondido.

The win over San Pasqual was by a 14-8 score. “It was a good start,” said Fallbrook coach Bob Lamont.

The Warriors led 10-3 after the end of the first period. Jacob Pril scored eight goals in the first quarter and was rested thereafter. Fallbrook led 12-5 at halftime and 14-7 after three periods.

“Good effort all around,” Lamont said.

In addition to Pril’s eight goals, Martin Jensen scored twice for the Warriors and Kevin Wu, Russell Barrett, Ryan Wilson, and Kevin Reichel each put one ball into the net.

Reichel’s five assists and four steals led the team in each of those categories, and goalkeeper Ryan Helling made 12 saves against the Golden Eagles.

Fallbrook lost a 15-13 contest to Escondido despite leading 5-3 after the first quarter and 9-8 at halftime. “We started out well enough,” Lamont said.

The Cougars took the lead in the third period and led 13-11 at the end of that quarter. “They came on strong in the third,” Lamont said. “Escondido played a very aggressive game, and when they got a bit of momentum they never looked back.”

Pril led the Warriors with nine goals against Escondido while Pril and Kai Bowman tied for the team lead with four steals apiece. Wu had three assists along with two goals while Barrett and Bowman each scored one goal.

The loss to Escondido gave Fallbrook a 9-7 overall season record along with the 1-1 league mark.

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