Men’s water polo optimstic in going far in SCC tournament

Monica Gallardo, Sports Copy Editor

Utility Carlos Abrego is hoping to face Long Beach City College at this weeks’ South Coast Conference Tournament.

“We’re hoping to see Long Beach in the finals and we really want to beat (it) because (the team) beat us last year, ” he said.

The Falcons hope that this season’s improvements help defeat the Vikings, who they lost to 12-5 on Oct. 8.

Driver Max Gomez is also anticipating a match against the Vikings, as well.
“(It is) the top team we want to face,” he said.

The Falcons defeated Mt. SAC on Sept. 24 with a score of 8-7.

The team has been training harder and has improved its overall chemistry to prepare for this tournament.

“We’ve gotten a lot smarter the past couple of months,” Utility Jesus Munoz said.

This tournament is pivotal to the Falcons’ post-season aspirations.

“If we place first we’ll have a good spot in the playoffs, so we’re fighting for a good seed,” Munoz said.

Abrego added, “It’s conference, so it’s what we’ve been working for the whole season.”