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Spartan water polo winning streak continues

Spartan utility Rory Gallivan attempts to block a pass during the boys varsity water polo match against Peninsula High School Wed., Oct. 16 at the Bainbridge Aquatics Center. The Spartans took home a victory and maintained their season league play undefeated streak, with a final score of 14-9. The team’s record stands at 6-0 in league play. - Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review
Spartan utility Rory Gallivan attempts to block a pass during the boys varsity water polo match against Peninsula High School Wed., Oct. 16 at the Bainbridge Aquatics Center. The Spartans took home a victory and maintained their season league play undefeated streak, with a final score of 14-9. The team’s record stands at 6-0 in league play.
— image credit: Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

BAINBRIDGE AQUATICS CENTER - “This is Sparta!”

So goes the chant of the Bainbridge High School boys varsity water polo team.

The Spartans remained undefeated in league play and brought home a big win after a match against Peninsula High School on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Bainbridge Aquatics Center. The final score was 14-9 Bainbridge.

“For the last two games, team captain Cade Taylor directed the defense while racking up 23 saves and four steals in the goal,” said Spartan Head Coach Jacob Millican.

“Connor Vacca continued to excel in the two meter defense position with 12 steals between the last two games,” Millican added.

The coach said he was very proud of the way the team had progressed so far this season, including the further development of several stand-out players.

“Sophomore Alejandro Santiago fueled the team offense with eight assists for the week,” Millican said. “Senior Noah Clark maintained his pivotal role in the offensive scheme with 10 goals and four assists of his own.”

This weekend the boys will travel to Salem, Oregon for the annual South Salem Tournament.

“It’s notoriously a more physical style of play south of the border,” Millican said. “The experience will be key in helping prepare them for the state tournament, and the elite level of competition they will face there.”

The Spartans play their next game on the road at Gig Harbor High at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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