HS Water Polo: King Holds Off Murrieta Valley’s Fourth Period Charge to Win 13-10

The Nighthawks Fall to 1-3 in the Young Season

Murrieta Valley got started just a little too late to overcome King’s big lead and fell to the Wolves 13-10 Friday. The defending Southwestern league Champs lost their third game of the season and fall to 1-3.

King jumped out to an early 5-3 lead in the first period and padded the lead to 9-4 by the end of the first half. The Wolves outscored the Nighthawks 2-1 in the third quarter for a 11-5 lead.

Murrieta Valley was down but not out. The Nighthawks outscored King 5-2 in the final quarter, but it was a case of just too little, too late. King held on to hand the Nighthawks their third loss of the season.

Madison Stamen led the Wolves in scoring with six goals. Allison Dickson, Jamie Hutton and Kaycie Bradshaw scored two goals each. Hannah Falls-Hand also put one into the net for the Wolves. King’s back-up goal keeper Jessica Simons kept the Nighthawks out of the net with some gutsy saves in the second half.

Murrieta Valley was led by Maryn Dempsey who scored 5 goals. Taylor Hensley and Sophia Sollie scored 2 goals apiece for the Nighthawks and Avery Wood one. Freshman goalie Tyanna Schneider came up with 10 saves.

Photos by Jessica Schmuckle