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Lessons learned propel water polo forward

Sebastian Echeverry
Mathew Skinas, sophomore utility, warms ups by shooting to the net. The four games the team played in Annapolis, Maryland, ended in two wins and two loses. Photo credit: Sebastian Echeverry

Head coach of the men’s water polo team Joe Abing stood on the pool deck and looked over his players in the water, trying to formulate how to get his players, many of them brand new to the team, to perform at their utmost.

Fresh from the tournament in Annapolis, Maryland, the four games played by the Falcons ended in two wins and two losses.

The Falcons played against Gannon University and won 17-11, Navy’s Midshipmen and lost 26-13, Penn State University and won 20-7 and finally played Navy’s Midshipmen B team and lost 13-10.

Abing believes defense is an area that needs improving.

He said, “We had our first games, so we’ve got some good experience in preparation for the next game. We’ve just been fine tuning our defense tactics.”

According to the Annapolis results against Navy, saw the team at a 10-10 stalemate in the first half, then came the defensive errors that eventually led to the loss.

“These guys are all coming from different teams last year, so it’s just a lot of getting adjusted to playing with new teammates and everyone learning what role they are going to have,” he said.

According to Abing, the team changes its play style and its formation yearly and depending on what kind of players are in the roster.

“We are a pretty versatile team this year, we got a lot of different guys this year that can play different positions and we can also run different types of defenses,” he explained.

Sophomore utility Marlon Moreno added goals to the first game against Gannon University.

He said, “We played really good, there were some mistakes we made and I feel like we are going to put that in for our next games.”

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Sebastian Echeverry
Sebastian Echeverry, Editor in Chief
Hello all, my name is Sebastian Echeverry and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the fall 2015 semester. I have been working for the newspaper for four semesters now and slowly climbed the ranks from staff writer, to assistant sports editor, to sports editor, news/managing editor and finally the big cheese. My interest in journalism began when the twin towers fell on September 11 and the U.S. invaded Iraq. Global news coverage of airstrikes in Baghdad plagued the media and my father who served in the Colombian military would sit with me and explain what was going on to me. I was only eight years old at the time, so putting politics aside, I was only interested in how reporters on the front lines were seeing history unfold in front of them. Since then, I enjoyed reading and writing especially about global news. My first taste of research was for a high school paper about the militias still active in the U.S. I remember sipping some brew outside on the Coffee Bean's patio and being swallowed up by data, and liking it. I Currently have a part time job at Calvin Klein, my favorite sport is soccer and I love, Barcelona, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund. I also enjoy watching hockey and my favorite team there is the Detroit Red Wings, yeah weird I know. I'm an easy person to approach and talk to and if you have story ideas let's get cracking on them! my email is: [email protected] My Twitter is: C_bass581141 My Instagram is: onlyc_bass5 and for giggles my snapchat is: onlyc_bass5
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