Pirates go 3-1 at Riverside tournament

Pirates go 3-1 at Riverside tournament

RIVERSIDE -- The Orange Coast College men's water polo team went 3-1 against some tough opponents at the Riverside City College Men's Water Polo Tournament this past weekend at RCC.

After opening with a 7-6 loss to Cerritos on Friday morning, the Pirates (9-4 overall) recovered nicely and rolled past Grossmont, 17-10. 

On Saturday, OCC returned to the pool and routed Rio Hondo College, 20-4, before capping off the two-day event with a 10-6 win over host Riverside.

In the tourney nightcap against the Tigers (6-9), Charlie Shobe and Ryan Baumann each had three goals, while Luke Rhone added two goals and Nicholas Fichman and Andrej Maodus each tossed in solo goals.

The Pirates and Tigers were tied at 2 after one quarter before Coast scored six of the next eight goals over the middle two quarters to pull away.

OCC will return to action on Wednesday at Saddleback College, beginning at 3 p.m. The Pirates' next home match will be on Wednesday, Oct. 23 against Fullerton, also at 3 p.m.