North Penn Quells Pittsburgh, 15-6, to Begin 14U Coed Action at 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Rosemary Schmidt and Elias Panachyda both scored four times to share Player of the Game status as host North Penn raced out to a 4-1 lead by the conclusion of the first quarter to top Pittsburgh, 15-6, in 14U Coed action at the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Playing at home in the North Penn High School pool, the hosts held 4-1, 6-2 and 3-1 scoring advantages in the first, second and fourth quarters, respectively, to stifle Pittsburgh and pick-up a victory in the first 14U game of the weekend.
North Penn took the lead for good as the team racked up back-to-back-to-back-to-back markers with Schmidt (6:38), Panachyda (6:02), Ella Pironti (4:30) and Carter Stoudt (2:44) finishing scoring chances to stake the home squad to a 4-0 lead.
Caden Currykosky (2:34) put Pittsburgh on the board to trim the margin to 4-1 by the end of the opening frame, but Panachyda (6:44) and Jordan Mancini (6:25) opened the second quarter with consecutive strikes to widen the gap to 6-1.
Sravan Sukhavasi (6:01) and Currykosky (3:09) sandwiched a score by Panachyda (3:23) to inch within four at 7-3, but William Weir (2:24) and Schmidt (1:59, 29 seconds) finished out the first half by combining to dent the twine three times for a 10-3 lead at the break.
The teams traded blows in the third quarter as Currykosky (6:09, 1:30) put away a pair to bookend tallies by Noah Makarichev (4:20) and Panachyda (3:35) to make it a 12-5 game heading into the final seven minutes of regulation.
Currykosky struck again at the 6:29 mark of the fourth quarter to inch Pittsburgh back to within six at 12-6, but Stoudt (5:02), Makarichev (2:54) and Schmidt (eight seconds) further padded the final differential for the 15-6 final score.
Stoudt and Makarichev joined Panachyda and Schmidt in posting multi-goal games with pairs, while Mancini, Pironti, and Weir each accounted for solo markers.
Currykosky inflicted the majority of the damage for Pittsburgh with five goals to accompany a single tally by Sukhavasi.
Maverick Throws Y Pro, 15-7, in 14U Coed Clash at 2021 National State Challenge
AMBLER, Pa. — Owen Sherry scored four times to lead eight Maverick scorers as the team jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first quarter and acquired an 11-1 lead by halftime on the way to a 15-7 defeat of Y Pro in 14U Coed competition at Wissahickon High School during the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Sherry – who notched Player of the Game honors – was joined in the scoring column by Jack Johnson (three), Henry Pennington (two), Ben McDade (two), Katie McCullough (one), Evan Rohrbaugh (one), Radek Cohen (one) and Foster Brooke (one) as Maverick built an early advantage on the scoreboard and never looked back in rolling to victory.
Zurab Kuntchulia, Daniel Bazylko and Max Sharov keyed the Y Pro attack with pairs of markers to accompany a single strike by Luka Gobronidze.
Maverick raced out to an early lead as Johnson (5:51), Sherry (5:33, 4:53) and McDade (5:08) ticked off four consecutive scores. Following an icebreaker by Bazylko at 3:29 to move Y Pro back to within three at 4-1, Pennington wrapped up the first quarter by burying a feed with 24 seconds on the clock for a 5-1 spread.
In the second quarter, Maverick took command of the game with a 6-0 outburst led by Johnson (5:58), Sherry (5:32, penalty shot; 5:05), Pennington (3:03), Brooke (42 seconds) and McDade (25 seconds) to make it an 11-1 contest at the midway point.
Y Pro began to whittle away at its deficit in the third quarter as Kuntchulia (6:25, 2:51) and Sharov (5:56, 1:26) accounted for a 4-0 run to move their team back to within six at 11-5.
However, Johnson snapped the run with a marker with 1:03 to go to make it 12-5 heading into the fourth quarter.
McCullough (6:44) added to the lead before Bazylko (6:05) and Gobronidze (5:23) delivered responses to make it 13-7. From there, Maverick kept Y Pro off the board, while Rohrbaugh (4:22) and Cohen (41 seconds) notched the final blows to claim at 15-7 win.
In cage, Chelsea Gadsden (five saves) picked up the win prior to Pennington (two saves) coming on in the fourth quarter. Daniel Podolski took the loss for Y Pro with a pair of saves.
Brooklyn Blanks Pittsburgh, 20-0, in 14U Coed Play at 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Meghan Elias scored six times to lead Brooklyn to a 20-0 win over Pittsburgh in 14U Coed competition at the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Brooklyn improves to 1-0 on the weekend, while Pittsburgh falls to 0-2 following an opening 15-6 setback against North Penn.
Maddie Gimby (four), Noah Castillo (three), Shota Lagvilava (two), Maria Chernishova (two), Demyan Kruglov (two), James Baker Liz (one) accounted for the remainder of Brooklyn’s offense as the New Yorkers outscored the Steel City squad 6-0, 7-0, 5-0 and 2-0 in the first to fourth quarters, respectively.
Maverick Takes Down New Trier, 14-11, in 14U Coed Tussle at 2021 National State Challenge
AMBLER, Pa. — Player of the Game Ben McDade scored six times as Maverick put away seven scores in the first and second halves to overwhelm New Trier, 14-11, on the opening date of 14U Coed competition at the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Squaring off at Wissahickon High School, Maverick took down New Trier to improve to 2-0 on the day and claim the Bracket A crown following an earlier 15-7 victory over Y Pro. Courtesy the bracket win, Maverick advances to a 3:00 p.m. game against the runner-up from Bracket B (either Brooklyn or North Penn) on Saturday, July 10, with a spot in the 14U Coed Championship game on Sunday, July 11, at 1:00 p.m. on the line.
New Trier, which was competing for the first time in the final 14U Coed game of the day, 0-1 with a 10:00 a.m. clash with 10:00 a.m. clash with Y Pro slated for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa.
Overall, Maverick held 4-3, 3-2 and 5-2 in the first to third quarters prior to falling off the pace and being outscored by New Trier in the fourth quarter, 4-2.
For New Trier, Marie Mohr led all scorers with seven goals. Holden Hiebeler tacked on a hat-trick (three goals) and Michael Soto contributed a single score.
Wilson Outlasts CHIWPC, 10-7, to Start Girls’ 18U Day 2 Competition at 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Wilson never trailed in overcoming CHIWPC, 10-7, to start Girls’ 18U action on Day 2 of the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge at North Penn High School.
For Wilson, Avonlea Leichleitner led the way with four goals to claim Player of the Game laurels. Kaitlyn Gundersen and Kayla Dietrich both struck for pairs, while Lexie Gonzalez and Leah Eckert chipped in solo markers.
Kiley Sill and Sammy Onweller both found the back of the cage twice for CHIWPC with Lauren Valentin, Ava Gibbs and Grace Rizzuto connecting for single strikes.
With both teams competing in their inaugural game of the weekend, it was Wilson that gained the early advantage as Leichleitner buried a five-meter penalty shot at the 6:49 mark to stake her team to a 1-0 lead. Dietrich (6:13) and Leichleitner (4:35) built upon the foundation by swishing shots to provide Wilson a 3-0 margin after the first frame.
Rizzuto put CHIWPC on the board with 3:46 left in the second quarter, but a major misconduct call against Abigail Williams (1:28) followed by a tally from Leichleitner (1:26) made it 4-1. Onweller (46 seconds) and Gundersen (20 seconds) exchanged scoring blows for CHIWPC and Wilson, respectively, to make it 5-2 by halftime.
CHIWPC had a chance to move within a pair at the 6:02 mark of the third quarter thanks to a penalty call against Wilson’s Maddy Nigrini, but the team from the Windy City was unable to cash in on the ensuing five-meter chance to keep it a three-score contest.
The spread remained at three entering the fourth quarter as Gundersen (5:01) and Gibbs (1:41) tickled the twine for Wilson and CHIWPC, respectively, to set the scoreboard at 6-3 entering the final seven minutes of action.
CHIWPC turned up the heat on Wilson in the dawning moments of the fourth quarter as Sill (6:18) and Onweller (5:04) rifled in back-to-back chances to pull within 6-5.
However, Dietrich (3:22) and Gonzalez (2:33, penalty shot) provided some insurance for Wilson with back-to-back markers to return the spread to three (8-5).
Sill (2:16) trimmed the deficit down to a pair (8-6), Leichleitner (1:58) got the goal back and Valentin (1:49) answered to move CHIWPC back within two at 9-7 with under two minutes of regulation left to play.
CHIWPC had a chance to make it a one-score game with 1:08 on the clock as Gundersen was whistled for a penalty. However, the squad could not convert the five-meter and Eckert delivered the back-breaker with 11 ticks on the clock to establish the 10-7 final score.
Maverick Moves to 2-0 by Tackling New Trier, 10-3, in Girls’ 18U Day 2 Action at 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Player of the Game Gabby Jones scored four times while Merrill Gadsden, Bernice Fu and Maddie Johnson both put away pairs of shots as Maverick improved to 2-0 by topping New Trier, 10-3, at North Penn High School in Day 2 Girls’ 18U action at the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Maverick, which claimed a 12-6 victory over host North Penn on the evening of Thursday, July 8, outscored New Trier 2-0 and 1-0 in the first and second quarters, respectively, prior to racking up six scores in the third quarter to outdistance their foe.
For New Trier, which falls to 0-1 on the weekend, Carmen Crewe notched a pair of markers to go along with a single score by Sophia Iskowich.
Ridge Raptors Pluck 11-7 Victory Over North Penn on Day 2 of Girls’ 18U Play at 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Emily Myers and Adilyn Garges posted hat-tricks as the Ridge Raptors pulled away from host North Penn to claim an 11-7 victory in Girls’ 18U competition on Day 2 of the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Playing at North Penn, the Raptors claimed a 5-4 halftime lead prior to exploiting a 4-0 third quarter scoring advantage to build the margin it would need to stymie the home team.
Holding a narrow one-goal lead heading into the second half, the Ridge Raptors cushioned its margin as Garges sandwiched a five-meter penalty shot marker (5:22) around natural strikes at 6:20 and 4:09 to double-up North Penn 8-4. Ava Vesey added to the lead by hitting the back of the cage with a shot with four ticks left on the quarter’s clock to provide her team a 9-4 scoreboard advantage heading into the final seven minutes of action.
The lead grew to 10-4 14 seconds into the fourth quarter as Lea Preston fired home an even-strength bid. North Penn attempted to climb back into the game by shaving its deficit down to 10-7 with goals at 3:37, 2:30 and 1:44, but the spread combined with another score by Myers with 1:05 to play permitted the Raptors to claim victory.
For the Ridge Raptors, Darragh Martin and Preston joined Myers and Garges in recording multi-score games with pairs, while Vesey tacked on a solo marker.
North Penn – which falls to 0-2 following a 12-6 loss to Maverick during the evening of Thursday, July 8 – received scoring from six athletes.
New Trier Manages 8-6 Defeat of CHIWPC in Girls’ 18U Bracket on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Ashley Voss and Claire Miller both scored twice to claim Player of the Game recognition as New Trier improved to 1-1 in Girls’ 18U competition at the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge by dispatching CHIWPC, 8-6, at North Penn High School’s pool.
New Trier – which dropped a 10-3 contest to Maverick earlier in the day – evens its record at 1-1, while CHIWPC falls to 0-2 following an earlier 10-7 loss to Wilson to start 18U Girls’ competition on the second day of the tournament.
New Trier did not trail in the game as Voss (6:29) and Olivia Cheney (4:16) found the back of the cage for a quick 2-0 lead in the first quarter. Kiley Sill (4:03) answered for CHIWPC, but Claire Miller (3:36) returned the gap between the teams to a pair at 3-1. However, CHIWPC balanced the scoreboard prior to the conclusion of the quarter via back-to-back strikes by Bella McGowan (3:18) and Sill (2:11) to make it a three-all contest.
The game began to turn exclusively in favor of New Trier in the opening moments of the second quarter as Voss cashed in on a man-up chance at 5:34 to help her team take the lead for good. Following another New Trier tally at 1:14, Sammy Onweller (58 seconds) pulled CHIWPC within one at 5-4, but Miller delivered a counterpoint 29 seconds later with 29 ticks left in the first half for a 6-4 lead at the break.
In the third quarter, McGowan (5:28) chipped CHIWPC’s deficit to a goal at 6-5, but Sydney Kalainov (5:07) made it a two-score contest for New Trier once again at 7-5. However, McGowan converted on an exclusion against Kalainov with 2:18 left in the frame to close back to within a single score at 7-6.
Annie Lewis (1:55) built the margin back to a pair prior to the end of the third quarter by dumping in a shot to make it 8-6 in favor of New Trier heading into the concluding seven minutes of regulation.
Both teams struggled to add to their totals in the fourth quarter as the defenses of New Trier and CHIWPC stiffened to keep the opposing offense off the board.
For CHIWPC, McGowan led the way with a hat-trick (three goals), while Sill (two) and Onweller (one) accounted for the remainder of the team’s offense.
Wilson Hands North Penn 10-9 Setback in Girls’ 18U Bracket on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Natalie Curtis, Kaitlyn Gundersen and Kayla Dietrich scored in the fourth quarter as Wilson overcame an 8-7 deficit to edge host North Penn, 10-9, in Girls’ 18U competition on Day 2 of the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Wilson needed a surge to overcome the hosts and improve to 2-0 on the weekend. Previously, Wilson knocked off CHIWPC by a 10-7 count in the first game on Day 2 of the four-day (July 8-11) event at North Penn and Wissahickon High Schools.
Down 8-7 after three quarters of action, Wilson evened the score with 6:30 left on the clock via a volley by Curtis. Gundersen followed at 4:56 to push the visitors ahead 9-8, but Brenna Mancini (2:48) delivered an equalizer to raise the spectre of overtime.
However, Dietrich played heroine by burying a shot with 1:20 left to provide the deciding margin and hand North Penn – which previously fell to Maverick by a 12-6 count on Thursday, July 8, prior to dropping an 11-7 game versus Ridge Raptors earlier on July 9 – its third defeat of the weekend.
The game started out with North Penn dominating the first quarter by jumping out to a 5-1 lead with 2:30 left in the frame. Wilson began to chip away at its deficit as Gundersen (2:27, 32 seconds) swished a pair of shots to move the visitors to within 5-3 by the conclusion of the opening quarter.
Following a scoreless second quarter, Wilson squared the score as Avonlea Lechleitner (5:29) and Corey Beougher (4:54, penalty shot) to balance the scoreboard at five-all.
North Penn regained the lead at the 3:40 mark and Gundersen answered at 2:54 to lock the teams at six-all. The hosts, however, pulled ahead at 1:37 prior to Mancini (57 seconds) insulating the lead to 8-6. Lechleitner shaved a score off Wilson’s deficit prior to the end of the quarter by slipping in a shot with 38 ticks remaining to set the stage for the decisive fourth quarter.
For Wilson, Player of the Game Gundersen led the way with four tallies. Lechleitner and Dietrich both accounted for pairs to accompany single scores from Beougher and Curtis.
Ridge Raptors Manage Maverick, 15-4, in Moving to 2-0 in Girls’ 18U Bracket on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
AMBLER, Pa. — Emily Myers scored five times to pick-up Player of the Game honors as the Ridge Raptors overcame Maverick by a 15-4 count in the final Girls’ 18U game on Day 2 of the American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
The first Girls’ 18U game played at Wissahickon High School as the previous six contests on Thursday-Friday, July 8-9, occurred at North Penn High School, the change of venue had little impact upon the Raptors ability to score. Overall, the Ridge Raptors finished the day at 2-0 following an earlier 11-7 victory over North Penn.
Lea Preston (four), Adilyn Garges (three), Lauren Scott (two) and Allyson Ricciardi (one) accounted for the remainder of the Ridge Raptors’ offense in support of goalie Kate Cuthbert.
Maddie Johnson scored twice for Maverick, while Merrill Gadsden and Anna O’Malley both recorded single tallies. Hazel Mullen notched a pair of saves between the pipes in taking the loss.
North Penn Improves to 2-0 by Turning Back New Trier, 10-8, in Boys’ 18U Competition on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Nathaniel Rawa pumped in five goals to claim Player of the Game recognition, while Robert Freece and Timothy Schwar added three and two, respectively, to account for all the offense host North Penn would need to turn back New Trier, 10-8, in the first 18U Boys’ game on Day 2 of the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Competing in home water as North Penn and Wissahickon High Schools are posting the 2021 event in the suburbs of Philadelphia, North Penn fell behind early as Jack Brabury of New Trier accounted for the lone strike of the first quarter by burying a shot at 1:32 to stake his squad to an early 1-0 margin. North Penn had a chance to even the damage in the first quarter, but missed a penalty shot with 33 seconds on the clock.
New Trier’s margin grew to a pair 24 seconds into the second quarter as Diarmaid Halloran slipped a man-up shot into the twine with 6:36 until halftime to make it 2-0.
However, Freece (4:02) and Schwar (3:58) balanced the ledger with back-to-back markers to square the squads at two-all.
The tie was short-lived, however, as Will Moran (3:39) curled in a chance to provide New Trier a 3-2 lead heading into halftime.
Trailing 4-2 in the dawning moments of the third quarter via a quick tally by New Trier’s Nathan Locke with 6:22 to go in the frame, Rawa took command by cashing in on consecutive man-up opportunities (5:21, 4:36) to once again pull even at four-all.
Following a similar pattern from earlier in the contest, New Trier responded in kind as Bradbury (3:58) and Ian Perry (3:28) swished man-up and even-strength bids, respectively, to once again provide their team a two-goal lead at 6-4.
Schwar (2:06) trimmed North Penn’s deficit back to one (6-5), Thomas Dean returned the spread to two (7-5) by converting a power-play chance (1:01) and Freece delivered a response (32 seconds) to set the scoreboard at 7-6 heading into the final seven minutes of action.
Freece’s tally ignited a three-goal surge by North Penn as Rawa (5:38) and Freece (5:25, penalty shot) went back-to-back within 13 seconds to start the fourth quarter. The consecutive strikes provided their team its inaugural lead of the contest at 8-7.
However, New Trier refused to go away as Dean punched in a natural marker at 2:41 to even the damage at eight-all.
Needing some last minute heroics to pull out the win, Rawa delivered by putting away even-strength (1:34) and man-up (32 seconds) scores to help North Penn pull out a 10-8 win.
The victory improves North Penn to 2-0 as the team downed Wilson by a 10-7 score during the evening of Thursday, July 8, in the first 18U Boys’ game of the weekend. New Trier falls to 0-1 in the event.
For New Trier, Dean and Bradbury both scored twice, while Locke, Moran, Perry and Halloran netted solo tallies.
Wilson Evens Record at 1-1 Via 14-10 Defeat of Swim RVA in Boys’ 18U Competition on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Wilson exploited 6-2 and 5-4 scoring advantages in the second and third quarters, respectively, to overcome a 4-3 halftime deficit to sink Swim RVA, 14-10, at North Penn High School in 18U Boys’ Day 2 action at the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
The win evens Wilson’s record at 1-1 – following a 10-7 loss to host North Penn during the evening of Thursday, July 8 – while Swim RVA falls to 0-1.
Down 4-3 after halftime, Wilson balanced the book with 6:47 left in the third quarter as Kagen Boettner rifled in an equalizer. Swim RVA pulled ahead once again as Brett Sill (5:05) dented the string, but back-to-back-to-back goals from Chadd Corson (4:19), David Meinhold (3:23) and Isaiah Eberly (2:28) pushed Wilson out to a 7-5 lead.
Stefan Lacmanovic (1:28) trimmed Swim RVA’s deficit back to 7-6 by converting a five-meter penalty shot, but Ben Gerhart ticked off consecutive strikes at 1:20 and 1:10 to make it a 9-6 game heading into the fourth quarter of action.
The teams continued to trade scoring shots in the opening moments of the fourth quarter as Koji Wood (6:04) and Mihailo Lemaic (4:55, 4:12) swished bids by Swim RVA, while Boettner (5:53) and Eberly (4:37) delivered for Wilson to make it an 11-9 contest with approximately four minutes of regulation remaining on the clock.
Boettner (3:27), Gerhart (3:01) and Eberly (1:54) sealed the victory for Wilson by drilling in three consecutive scores to build the spread to 14-9 prior to Petar Stjepanovic (1:41) swishing one for Swim RVA to establish the 14-10 final.
The game was tight in the early going as Gerhart (6:25) opened the scoring with a successful five-meter penalty shot to stake Wilson to a 1-0 lead. Lemaic (5:34) answered to make it one-all, but Boettner returned the lead to Wilson at 2-1 with three minutes to go in the first quarter.
Boettner struck again at the 5:30 mark of the second quarter to inflate the margin to 3-1. Lemaic (5:13) and Wood (2:49, man-up) connected for back-to-back strikes to make it three-all prior to Lacmanovic putting away a five-meter penalty shot at 1:36 to give Swim RVA a 4-3 lead entering halftime.
For Swim RVA, Lemaic netted four goals, while Lacmanovic and Wood both chipped in pairs. Stjepanovic and Sill notched single tallies.
Boettner (five) – who earned Player of the Game status – and Gerhart (four) led Wilson with a combined nine goals. Eberly also posted a hat-trick with a trio of markers to go along with single scores by Meinhold and Corson.
Maverick Bests Brooklyn, 20-4, in Boys’ 18U Competition on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Maverick outscored Brooklyn 7-1, 9-1 and 4-0 in the first three quarters of competition to pick-up a 20-4 victory in Boys’ 18U competition on Day 2 of the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Competing at North Penn High School, Maverick led for the majority of the contest as Gavin Brooke broke the ice for the victors with 5:43 left in the first quarter. Owen Randazzo delivered a speedy response by banging home the equalizer at 5:40, but Maverick answered with six goals in a row to close out the frame and acquire a 7-1 lead heading into the second quarter.
Five more goals to open the second quarter pushed the margin to 12-1 prior to Aaron Gershkovich snapping the roll at 2:28 to inch Brooklyn back to within 10 at 12-2. However, Maverick went back on the attack to hammer in four more strikes prior to the halftime horn to acquire a 16-2 lead by the game’s midway point.
A 4-0 outburst in the third quarter allowed Maverick to shatter the 20-goal plateau, prior to Brooklyn’s Gershkovich (3:36) and Randazzo (2:56) closing out the game with the lone markers of the fourth quarter to establish the 20-4 final score.
Gershkovich and Randazzo accounted for Brooklyn’s offense with pairs of goals, while Player of the Game Zack Kaplan (six), Brooke (four), Danny Crump (two), Bram Schork (two), Zach Yardley (two), Kristian Stanczewski (one), Nic Staley (one), Nick Price (one) and Mike Lemishko (one) combined for Maverick’s output.
Swim RVA Outguns Brooklyn, 22-11, in Boys’ 18U Shootout on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
LANSDALE, Pa. — Koji Wood and Petar Stjepanovic both netted five goals to share Player of the Game status as Swim RVA built a lead of 9-3 by the end of the first quarter on the way to a 22-11 defeat of Brooklyn in Boys’ 18U action on Day 2 of the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
Competing in the final Boys’ 18U game of the day at North Penn High School, Swim RVA evened its record at 1-1 on the day following an earlier 14-10 setback against Wilson. Brooklyn falls to 0-2 on the heels of a 20-4 loss to Maverick.
Leading 12-6 at halftime, Swim RVA outscored Brooklyn 4-1 and 6-4 in the third and fourth quarters to pull away for an 11-goal victory.
For Swim RVA, Stefan Lacmanovic chipped in four markers, while Mihailo Lemaic and Brett Sill put away trios to join Wood and Stjepanovic in racking up hat-tricks. Brevin Bugausian accounted for the remainder of the victor’s offense with a pair of strikes.
Across the tank, Noah Castillo registered a hat-trick for Brooklyn to lead six scorers. Elvis Vintimilla, Owen Randazzo and Danny Whalen connected for pairs of goals with the duo of Aaron Gershkovich and Ayo Zetlin tossing in single tallies.
Maverick Trips New Trier, 9-5, in Final Boys’ 18U Game on Day 2 of 2021 National State Challenge
AMBLER Pa. — Maverick outscored New Trier 2-0, 2-1 and 5-4 in the first to third quarters to claim the final 18U Boys’ game on Day 2 of the 2021 American Water Polo (AWP) National State Challenge.
The first 18U Boys’ game played at Wissahickon High School following North Penn HIgh School hosting the four previous games on Day 2 of the event, the contest marked the second victory of the day for Maverick which earlier knocked off Brooklyn by a 20-4 count.
New Trier, which falls to 0-2 after suffering a 10-8 loss to North Penn in the opening 18U Boys’ game on Day 2, received a pair of goals from Red Ricciardi. Thomas Dean, Sachin Patel and Jack Bradbury tacked on single scores.
Ben Peters helped key Maverick with a pair of goals.