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18s Finish 2nd at Kap 7 Cup

Irvine, CA - Apr 11

​Northwest Water Polo Club (Seattle, WA) flew south to Irvine, CA this past weekend to compete in the annual Kap 7 Cup hosted by 
Irvine Kahauna Water Polo (Irvine, CA) and Kap 7. NWPC took three teams to the event including 14u and two 18u boys teams. Over the course of the tournament NWPC teams played well, earning some solid results higlighted by the 18u boys finishing 2nd in the platinum division.

Northwest 18u Boys A started their tournament with a fantastic win against  North Irvine Black (Irvine, CA) 13-12 on Saturday morning. Game two against CHAWP Blue (Chino Hills, CA) saw the boys lock down on defense as they ended the game with a 12-5 win. The teams 2-0 record earned them a spot in the semi-finals against SOCAL (Tustin, CA) on Sunday morning. After four quarters of intense water polo the match ended in a tie at 11-11.  NWPC shooters and goalies stepped up in the shoot out, coming up with an 11.4-11.2 win to advance to the gold medal game. Against West Valley (San Jose, CA) the squad played tough but came up short 12-7. The 18s wrapped up the Kap 7 Cup with a 3-1 record and a 2nd place finish in the platinum bracket. 

Northwest 14u boys came out strong on Saturday, earning a 10-9 win against 
Back Bay (Irvine, CA). Game two had the boys going up against San Diego Shore (San Deigo, CA) and while the team played hard the dropped the game 2-17. Sunday morning saw the 14s drop a closely contested match against Royal 559 10-12 to move into the 7th place game. In their last game of the tournament the team faced off against Santa Barbara Premier (Santa Barbara, CA). The 14s couldn't quite find the back of the net and after four quarters the game wrapped up 4-12. For the tournament the boys went 1-3, earning a 7th place finish. 

Northwest 18u Boys B had a solid start to the tournament, posting a 6-2 win against 
OCWPC (Orange County, CA). In game two against Scorpions (Palm Desert, CA) the boys played well but couldn’t quite finish out the game, ending the match 6-11. Sunday saw the team play tough against South Bay United (Manhattan Beach, CA) but the team fell short 3-7 before moving on to face Supreme (Sherman Oaks, CA) in the 5th place game.  The boys put forth a great team effort but ran out of gas in the fourth quarter, dropping the game 4-6. Over the weekend the 18 Bs went 1-3 to finish 5th in the silver bracket. 

Congratulations to all NWPC teams on a great weekend of water polo. Northwest will be back in action Apr 22-24 annual T-Hills Rose Cup in Portland, OR.

Official tournament scores/results here