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In a heart breaking loss to Grossmont High School Saturday afternoon, the TPHS 2015 Boys Waterpolo season has come to an end. Our 2015 "Dream Team" included 12 talented senior players who have spent years in the pool together under the fine coaching of Tim Reed. In the past three years Coach Reed has continued to improve upon TPHS’s superior waterpolo program. His ability to develop winning teams was made quite evident this season, as demonstrated by Torrey’s 23-3 overall record, and further, by the impressive teamwork skills, discipline and and genuine camaraderie of our players.
After a tremendous run of victories and achievements by our Dream Team, Torrey faced Grossmont High in the quarter finals of CIF Open Division playoffs at La Jolla High. Torrey played hard and strong, trading goals with Grossmont and pulling away to a three point lead by the end of the third quarter. Stunningly, luck took a sudden turn in favor of Grossmont, as three key Falcon players each took arguable third- foul exclusions and were ejected from the game. Grossmont’s adrenaline surged, and they fired off several well placed shots to tie the match. With less than two minutes left in the game, Grossmont scored again. Our opportunity for counter score was deflected, and Grossmont held the ball to run out the clock. The final score was 13-14.
The Falcon Varsity cruised to an easy 18-2 win against Ramona High School Wednesday night, at UCSD in Torrey's last home game of the season. Torrey has been undefeated in league play this year with a win record of 5-0. The 2015 team has recorded 18 straight victories, breaking the TPHS record for “Longest Winning Streak”. The previous record was 13 games, held by the 2011 team. This year's team also is on pace to break the record for “Goals Scored per Game” of 12.6 held by the 2006 team. Currently, the team is averaging 13.8 goals per game.
TPHS has had an impressive season this year with an overall record of 23 wins and only 2 losses, both of which occurred in late rounds of tournament play. Junior Varsity has had a good season as well, undefeated in league play and with an overall record of 15 wins and 6 losses.
Our Varsity will continue on to the Open Division of CIF playoffs in mid November, third ranked among the top eight teams in the county.
Torrey Pines took third out of 48 teams entered in the San Diego Open Tournament, which began Monday evening, October 24 at Valhalla High School. The Falcons won their pool in the first round games, beating Fallbrook High and University City. They returned to Valhalla HS Friday afternoon to defeat Santana High. Saturday morning play started at Granite Hills against Mercer Island High, out of Washington. Torrey let their 9-4 lead slip in the fourth quarter, turning the match into a nail biter as Mercer tied the match up 10-10. The game remained tied in two overtimes and went to two sudden death periods, where finally Torrey prevailed and advanced to the semifinals. Falcons were eventually beaten in the semis by four-time Washington State Champion Bellevue High, with a final score of 3-4. Bellevue went on to beat University City 11-6 for the Tournament title.
Falcon Varsity dominated Westview High at UCSD Thursday night, becoming the Palomar League Champions for the second consecutive year. Torrey rolled through Westview with a final score of 14-6. The Falcons have been undefeated in league play this season, and have an overall game record 20-1. KUSI was on hand to film the game; check out the news clip on the link above. JV and Novice played Westview Wednesday evening, with a win for JV 10-3, and a loss in sudden death overtime for the Novice squad.
Falcon Junior Varsity finished 4th in a field of 32 teams at the San Diego Open Tournament, played Monday Oct 19 through Saturday the 24th. Our JV started the week with impressive wins against Patrick Henry HS, 8-5, and later that evening against Grossmont HS, 11-3. Play resumed Friday evening, where Torrey crafted a 6-5 win over San Pasqual. That landed them in the Semifinals of tournament play Saturday morning at Valhalla High. Valhalla had brought two separate JV teams to the tourney, and it was their top squad that took our Falcons down 11-6. Torrey played a final match in the afternoon against Vista, who took an early lead and left Torrey in fourth place. The final game score was 6-13. Cathedral Catholic prevailed over Valhalla HS in the Finals, and took the tournament title.
Torrey Falcons swept the field at Poway HS last night. JV began the onslaught, beating Poway handily with a score of 11-7. Varsity took the field next, and never let Poway in the door, finishing with a decisive 14-7 win. Novice completed the sweep with a win in sudden death overtime play. So far Torrey stands undefeated in league play. Torrey Pines faces Westview High next week in their final league game, and aims to take the Palomar League title again. KUSI was at the match, and you can watch their evening news clip by clicking the link below.
The score was 11-8, and Torrey Pines Varsity was not quite finished with University City High School Tuesday evening when the lights went out. The game had begun with fast, aggressive play, and Coach Reed was stuck with the whistle as no referees were on hand to start the match. UCHS has a strong, physically talented roster of players, and Torrey was holding tough against them. During the second quarter a referee arrived on the scene and Reed could finally coach… and the Falcons began taking charge of the game. Then, just as the teams had lined up to begin the fourth quarter, the stadium lights shut off. The pool lights remained on, creating a lovely ambiance as if a Bellagio fountain spectacular were beginning- not the final quarter of a scrapping polo match. Unfortunately after several minutes it was determined that the lights would take far too long to power back up and the game was called. It sure looked like an eminent win for the Falcons. Meanwhile in the JV tank, things did not go as well. Our JV Falcons played well but shooting accuracy was a bit down. JV suffered a 4-8 loss to UCHS. Novice also had a good match but it got away, with a 6-8 loss.
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