Written by: Pristine Tompkin
The Riverside City College men’s water polo team suffered their first conference loss to host Golden West, 15-12, on Sept. 23.
In the loss, freshman utility player Kyle Christian had three goals and three assists. Freshman center Jonah Saenz added an additional three goals.
Freshman goalkeeper Dustin Shaw had six saves.
Head Coach Jason Northcott gave praise to his freshman center Jonah Saenz from the game.
“Saenz constantly put pressure on the opposing defense while drawing six exclusion fouls,” Northcott said.
Sophomore co-captain Trevor Tripp stayed rather positive about the loss against Golden West. Tripp also contributed to the game by drawing two ejections.
“Well, despite losing we actually played a pretty good game,” Tripp said.
Coach Northcott expresses his expectations on the upcoming game against Saddleback on Sept. 30.
“We expect to play strong, team defense and disciplined offense,” he said. “If we do that, I expect a winning result.”