Nov 06 2017

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From: Greg McDivitt
Date: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 7:15 AM

Congratulations to the varsity water polo team for their win against Saint Benedict’s Prep of Newark, New Jersey in the "Easterns" prep school tournament this past weekend. The Gaels were down 1 – 4 early in the second period, but then clamped down on defense and executed on offense during a 10 – 2 run deep into the fourth period, and ended up with the victory, 11 – 8. Lorenzo Gurri and Matt Emelio led teh scoring with three goals apiece, Ryan Morgan and Adam Stein each scored twice, and Jack Gregory added a goal.

The victory put MSJ into a re-match game against early-season opponent Landon. The Gaels found themselves down 3 – 6 at half in what was a spirited, high-energy contest, and MSJ surged in the third period, scoring the first four goals of the second half to take a 7 – 6 lead, but the team couldn’t hold off Landon’s answer back and found themselves down 7 – 11 midway through the fourth quarter. The final score was 9 – 13. Matt Emelio led the scoring with four goals, Adam Stein had two goals, and Ben Oursler, Lorenzo Gurri and Colin Scott each scored. John Nguyen and Jack Gregory led the team with two assists each.

Game 1 on Saturday vs. Hill was less competitive, and MSJ lost 4 – 12. Goals were scored by Matt Emelio (2), Ben Oursler (1) and Dane Milleker (1).

Congratulations to the entire team for their hard work all season. Special thanks to all the parents for their support. The coaches look forward to the banquet at the end of the month – information to follow soon.

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