The Pitman High boys water polo team was in a tight battle with Golden Valley High on Wednesday evening until the fourth period rolled around. After three unanswered goals, the Pride secured a 9-5 win to give them a 1-1 Central California Conference record.
“We were doing the same thing the whole game,” Pitman coach Drew Clute said. “There weren’t any special plays or anything.”
Entering the final period, the Pride held a 6-5 edge over the Cougars (0-2 CCC). It was then that the Pitman players jumped out to a 3-0 run, while holding Golden Valley to no shooting attempts on several occasions. In one instance, the Pride were down a man but still managed to steal the ball away.
On offense, six Pride players scored with Beau Powell, Tyler Jamison and Myles Garton all finishing with two goals apiece.
“I think in any game we play, me and these boys are confident,” Clute said. “If not, you probably should rethink playing sports. Every time you step into a pool or a field or wherever — you should have the mentality you are going to win the game.”
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