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Boys water polo goes 3-2 in Ohio Cup
September 9, 2013Princeton High School
The Princeton boys' water polo team competed against schools from Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio for the Ohio Cup in Worthington, Ohio. The Vikings finished the weekend 3-2, improving their overall record to 5-10.
In game one, the Vikings were matched up against perennial state contender, St. Charless. Princeton was unable to overcome the early 8-0 deficit, falling 14-3.
Looking to bounce back from its loss, the Vikings and St. Francis played even most of the first half. However, St. Francis' offense got things going in the third quarter. The Vikings defense was unable to stop the strong attack from St. Francis, allowing 6 goals in the quarter. Princeton did not have a response, falling 18-5.
Princeton quickly turned around and faced Sylvania in the third and final game of day one competition. The Vikings set the tone early, jumping out to a 5-0 lead.
They would never look back.
Princeton had great production from all players to solidy a 13-5 win. The offense was led by Jake Mazzone, DJ Svensson, Allen Mott, Dustin Dykes, Riley Hinkley, and Colin Roblin.
On day two, Princeton opened up against the Milford Eagles, who they defeated two weeks ago at Milford. Trainling 5-4 at the half, the Vikings capitalized on their 6-5 plays to force a 7-7 game to enter the fourth quarter. Princeton opened up the final quarter with a goal from Mazzone, and excellent defensive play, sealed a 10-7 victory. Willie Cheney recorded 8 blocks in the win.
Looking to take a three game winning streak back to Princeton, the Vikings matched up against Worthington Kilbourne, who defeated Princeton 14-2 at the Napoleon Tournament earlier in the season. Both teams would counter goals in the first half, but the Wolves took a one goal lead at the break. Leading 9-7, Worthington Kilbourne rallied back to score two goals in the final minutes of play to force a shootout. Massone, Hinkley, Svensson, and Dykes came up big late, and Cheney sealed the win with 2 blocks.
Princeton will host Milford on Wednesday, September 11 at 5 & 7pm.