Monday, October 27, 2014

San Diego Shores goes undefeated at 2014 Rock-tober Classic

Photo by Mike Stockman
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By Mike Stockman
Staff Correspondent
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

MESA, ARIZONA (October 26, 2014) The championship game of the 2014 Rock-tober PCA 12 and Under USA Water Polo Classic left no doubt as to who was “Number 1” at Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa, AZ on Sunday October 26, 2014.

The San Diego Shores team, led by coaches Charlie Equels and Nicole Maichrowicz, won 8-4 against Long Beach Shore Aquatics Red, coached by Chase Mccoll, to finish the tournament undefeated. San Diego Shores finished the tournament with an impressive 52 goals while only allowing their competition to score 18 goals.

The second place team, Long Beach Shore Aquatics Red, only lost two games over the weekend, both against SD Shores. In the first loss of 7-7 (4-3), the game ended in a sudden death shoot-out after four hard fought periods with the lead changing often.

Third place was awarded to Mid Valley Water Polo, coached by Davit Gharagyozyan after winning 9-6 against Vanguard Blue, coached by Nemanja Jokanovic.

Other teams that participated in the first annual “Rock-tober” tournament hosted by Mesa Water Polo Club included LA Premier, Greenwich, SOCAL Boys, Commerce, Pacific Polo, Chelsea Piers, Colorado, SOCAL Girls, Viper Pigeons, Mesa Water Polo “A”, Mesa Water Polo “B”, and Albuquerque.

As a special treat, the trophy ceremony included water polo Olympian and USA Water Polo Hall of Fame member Craig Wilson, who passed out the medals and shook the hand of each young player and their coaches.

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