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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Home success ends at tournament

Lauren Gandara
Cerritos College driver Albert Kim gets ready to pass the ball as Los Angeles Trade Tech player defends against him. Cerritos defeated LATT 18-4.

From an easy win to a pair of losses, the Cerritos College men’s water polo team defeated Los Angeles Trade-Technical College 18-4 on Wednesday, but suffered a double loss to Concordia University 17-11 and then Cal Lutheran University 14-9 on Thursday.

Playing against Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Cerritos College started off on a rise, scoring eight goals within the first quarter.

Toward the end of the second, Cerritos managed to score another three points.

Freshman goalie Joseph Owens said, “We went out there and handled business. We were clicking all game.”

Owens and teammate goalie Michael Asendorf had a combined total of eight saves and three steals during the game.

Asendorf said about the overall game, “We did really well. Nothing really stood out for us in this game, but there were a lot more turnovers than I would have liked.”

According to the Cerritos Falcons website, many new players were given the chance to score against Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, including starting goalkeeper Alfredo De La Mora.

Sophomore Derek Klotzer, led the Falcons with three goals.

Klotzer said about the game, “We performed really well. A lot better than I expected. This is good practice before we start playing in our tournaments this week. This game helped figure out any kinks that we need to work on. “

As far as improvements are concerned, he said, “Eye contact and passing the ball are little things that we need to fix. If we place ourselves where we need to be, we will be fine.”

The team will proceed to participate in a home contest against Long Beach City Oct. 2.

Game time is 4:15 p.m.

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Lauren Gandara
Lauren Gandara, Editor in Chief
Hello, my name is Lauren Gandara and this is my fifth semester providing content for Talon Marks. After being a section editor for three years in a row since Fall 2011, I decided to take a semester off and did some freelance work. Coming back from taking a semester off, this is my final year as a member of the newspaper before I graduate as a journalism major. After leaving Cerritos College, my goal is to attend the University of Southern California and study telecommunications with a minor in fashion. After obtaining my Bachelor's, my goal is to become an on-camera reporter for E! News.
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