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12u Coed Place 3rd at Kap 7 International

By Coach, 02/06/23, 11:00AM PST


Feb 6 - Irvine, CA

Five Northwest teams traveled south this past weekend to compete in the annual Kap 7 International Tournament hosted by Kap 7 Water Polo. NWPC 12u coed, 14u boys, 16u boys and 18u boys took to the pool in Orange County, CA to compete against some of the best water polo teams from around the country. Over the weekend Northwest teams represented themselves well, earning mixed results highlighted by the 12u coed teams 3rd place finish.

Saturday morning the 12s had an early 8am game against CMAC (Costa Mesa, CA) and were ready to play. The squad posted a 10-3 win which moved them on to a match up with CC United (Lafayette, CA). After four quarters of tough play the 12s pulled out a 11-8 win, placing them in a semi-final Sunday morning against LAWPC (Los Angeles, CA). Tied at the start of the fourth quarter the 12s couldn’t quite keep up, dropping the game 8-11 to move into the third-place game. In their final match against ORWP (Glendale, CA) the 12s put forth a great a team effort, capping their tournament off with a great 13-9 win to earn 3rd place honor behind a 3-1 record. 

Northwest 14u A boys had a great first game against Poway Valley Black (Poway, CA) with good defense but dropped the contest 2-7. Game two against SOCAL Gold (Tustin, CA) saw the boys rebound with a solid 10-3 win to move them on to a match up against LAWPC. The boys put together a great team game however the squad came up just short, 6-7 at the end of regulation. In their last game of the tournament against Trojan 12 Cardinal (Los Angeles, CA) the 14s put up 10 goals in a solid win to finish the tournament with a 2-2 record.

NWPC 18u boys started their tournament off with a tough battle against Newport Beach WP (Newport Beach, CA). Holding close for four quarters the team played great but couldn’t quite keep up, dropping their first match 10-11. In game two against ORWP the boys played well but came up short 10-14. Sunday morning the team rebounded with a great 11-10 win against North Irvine (Irvine, CA) which moved them into a match up against CDM (Corona Del Mar, CA). A slow start lead to a tough four quarters as the boys fell short 5-17 to finish their tournament with a 1-3 record.

The 16u boys had a rough start to their tournament, dropping game one to San Jose Express (San Jose, CA) 2-19. Game two told a similar story as the 16s fell to South Coast Red (Thousand Oaks, CA) 4-20. Day two the boys fought hard against Carlsbad Black (Carlsbad, CA) but came up short once again by a score of 6-16. In their final game of the tournament the team put together four quarters of really good polo against CHAWP (Inland Empire, CA) but couldn’t quite close out in the fourth, ending the contest 12-13.

Northwest 14u B boys first game had the team matched up against South Coast White. The squad held close for two quarters but after at the end of the game the score stood 4-11. Against Ohana WPA (Los Alamitos, CA) the 14s played hard, eventually dropping the contest 6-16. Sunday morning the 14s rebounded with a fantastic 11-2 team win against South Coast Blue. In their last game of the tournament against Carlsbad Onyx the boys had a unique 4v4 match up with no subs, which ended in a 4-10 loss. Over the weekend the squad went 1-3 against some tough competition. 

Congratulations to all the Northwest teams on a great weekend of water polo. Northwest will be back in in the pool at the Orange County Turbo Cup March 4-5.

Official tournament results/scores here