HS Boys Water Polo: Murrieta Valley Captures 17th Consecutive Southestern League Title


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The Nighthawks Overpower Vista Murieta 12-9 behind Casey Lynton’s 6 Goals

14907649_1127247424031637_2028571256078327280_nCoach Bryan Lynton and his Nighthawks beat Vista Murrieta 12-9 Thursday night to claim their 17th consecutive Southwestern league Championship. Murrieta Valley is the reigning CIF Southern Section Division 2 Champion and the Nighthawks are now focused on the upcoming playoffs14906877_1127247694031610_286597235889112232_n-copy

It’s always special to win the Championship…this is a very tough league with a lot of of competition” said Coach Lynton. “The boys deserve to celebrate, they have worked hard to be where we are this season. The Broncos played really well, they have a great goal keeper and they really played to their strengths tonight”.

The Nighthawks jumper out to a 4-1 lead in the opening period as senior Casey Lynton scored three of his 6 goals to put MVHS ahead. The second period saw both teams scoring 3 apiece to make it 7-4 at the half.

14918862_1127247610698285_1676236065550744231_oThe Broncos pulled to within 2 goals in the third period . With the score 9-7 in the final period, the Nighthawks outscored Vista Murrieta 3-2 to put the game, and Championship in the bag 12-9.

Dustin Waltemeyer, Ethan Brown, Ben Caputi and Ethan Everts each scored two goals apiece for Vista Murrieta. Timmy Pourkazemi put one the net for the Broncos. Tommy Lotero did a fine job at keeper.14915354_1127247774031602_8403165545341777106_n

Lynton’s 6 goals led Murrieta Valley. William Barnes and Nicholas Rodgers scored 2 apiece while Hunter Rameakers and Garrett Ritter each scored a goal against the Broncos.

The Broncos will face Alliso Niguel (16-6 ) South Coast League #3 finisher in a Division 3 Wild Card Game at home on Tuesday. Murrieta Valley is scheduled for a Round 1 Playoff Match against Arnold Beckman (15-12), Pacific Coast #2 on Wednesday. Both games start at 5 PM.

Southwestern League Standings

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Photos by Mike Clary

 

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