IRVINE Top-seeded El Toro cruised past No. 16 seed El Segundo, 17-8, in the first round of the first-ever Masters boys water polo tournament at a cloudy and slighty cool Woollett pool.
Where’s the sun?
The ET starters didn’t play in the final three quarters, which meant we got a chance to see a bit of the Chargers’ future talents. One player who stood out: junior Ryan Freerks, a goalie turned field player. El Toro coach Don Stoll said he used to play baseball.
El Toro plays La Canada in the second round coming up at 3:30 p.m.
The vibe here is good. Stands are about half-full for the morning games and the water polo fans seem to be into the tournament.
Villa Park, an at-large team to the field, is up 3-1 on Harvard-Westlake at halftime. Villa Park looks real sharp on the man advantage, which is 3 for 3.
Guess VP didn’t get too fat on turkey and pumpkin pie yesterday.
I gained at least a pound or two.
-Dan Albano/The Register