Woodbridge tops Northwood, 10-6, in battle of two CIF top 10-ranked teams (video…

Woodbridge’s boys water polo team notched another key Pacific Coast League victory Monday, Oct, 2, defeating Northwood, 10-6, with a strong fourth-quarter effort at Northwood.

The Warriors (16-3, 3-0) had a 7-6 lead going into the fourth quarter but broke it open with three consecutive goals in the final stanza. Woodbridge, ranked sixth in this week’s CIF Division 3 poll, also captured league wins over Beckman (11-9) and Irvine (16-4) to start league.

“I think it was a great game in the first, second and third quarter and I told my guys that they came back and went ahead in the second quarter and went ahead and you got to expect they’re going to come back and charge hard,” said Woodbridge Coach Matt Campbell. “I think we came out and got a couple quick goals and really started to separate in the fourth quarter and that was the difference in the game.”

Dylan Patist scored four goals, Kareem Mamoon had three goals, Solan Kedzie two goals and Riley Pittman one goal for Woodbridge. Goalie Grant Smith had seven saves.

Northwood (7-5, 1-2) was led by Spencer Sellwood, who had three goals. Collin Press had two goals and Andrew Wraith one. Goalkeeper Leon Shin had 12 saves.

Northwood, ranked third in the CIF Division 3 poll going into the week, rallied from a 3-2 deficit after the first quarter, outscoring Woodbridge, 3-1, in the second quarter, to take a 5-4 lead at halftime.

But the Timberwolves couldn’t sustain the effort…

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