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Santa Monica High School Senior Jack Schwartzman looks to pass the ball while defending the goal against Torrance High School.   The Vikings shut down Torrance High limiting them to only two goals in the game.
Photo by Roger Morante
Santa Monica High School Senior Jack Schwartzman looks to pass the ball while defending the goal against Torrance High School. The Vikings shut down Torrance High limiting them to only two goals in the game.

Sports, Santa Monica, Water Polo, Santa Monica High School, Torrence

Water Polo Vikings Prove Superiority Over Torrence With 12-2 Win

Santa Monica High School Junior Alex Harros defends the goal against Torrance High School at home Wednesday.  Harros is the backup goalie for the Vikings and is expected to replace starter Schwartzman next year.
Photo by Roger Morante
Santa Monica High School Junior Alex Harros defends the goal against Torrance High School at home Wednesday. Harros is the backup goalie for the Vikings and is expected to replace starter Schwartzman next year.

Posted Oct. 5, 2012, 4:40 am

Roger Morante / Sports Editor

The goalies at Santa Monica High School, Jack Schwartzman and Alex Harros, did their job well against Torrance High School Wednesday limiting the water Warriors to only two goals while the offense for the Vikings racked up 12.

Vikings Water Polo Head Coach Matt Flanders believed that the win was due to a great team effort.

"It was a team effort, it has to be for us," said Flanders. "We have a couple very talented guys but I think the more we become a team, the better we are going to be."

Jackson Hauty had five total goals and Robbie Staenberg had four goals to add up nine of the 12 goals scored by the offensive attack of the Vikings.

Back in the cage, Schwartzman started the game and held the Warriors to only two goals in the first quarter while Harros relieved Schwartzman in the fourth quarter and blanked the Warriors the rest of the game.

"Alex had a great game," said Flanders. "He would start on any other team in the league. We are blessed to have two very talented goalies. Jack is a senior and has a little bit more experience so he starts for us. It is interesting to see what happens next year when Alex has the cage to himself."

Next game for the Water Polo Vikings is at home today against Culver City at 3:00 p.m.

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