Nov 14 - Seattle, WA
This Saturday Wolfpack Masters (Seattle, WA) hosted their inaugural Fall tournament. The event featured masters teams from around the Pacific Northwest and included alumni from MIT/ Pepperdine/BYU-Hawaii, along with former Canadian and Kazakhstani National Team athletes. Northwest Water Polo Club sent two teams to compete against these masters, the 18u girls and 18u boys teams. Both teams represented the club well, reaching the finals of the Women's division and Men's Open division.
Northwest girls got off to a rocking start against University of Washington (Seattle, WA) women, taking an early lead and keeping up the pressure to win their first match 13-5. In their second game the girls had an amazing back and forth contest with Wolf Pack Red. In the fourth quarter the team found the back of the net in the last minute to come out on top 14-13. In the squads third and final game against Wolfpack Black defense led the way as the girls came up with a 11-8 W. With a 3-0 record the girls team finished the tournament in first place (and got some sweet pizza).
Northwest 18u boys start things off Saturday morning with a tightly contested game against Seattle Masters A. With the score tied at 11 and three seconds on the clock the boys found the back of the net to win the game 12-11. Game two against the Seattle Otters (Seattle, WA) featured a close battle for a half before the 18s separated to finish the match 11-7. The boys 2-0 record put them in the finals against Seattle Masters B but the team couldn't quite keep up, dropping the game 16-5. For the day the 18 boys went 2-1, finishing the tournament in second place.
Congratulations to both teams on a great day of water polo against some very experienced masters teams. Northwest will be back to tournament play at the T-Hills New Years event in early January.