West Valley wins NorCals, Outlasts Long Beach in State Semi-Final, Drops State Title Game to Golden West

Vikings win NorCals, drop state title game
Vikings win

The West Valley men's water polo team continued its northern California dominance with an 18-6 win over Sierra in the championship of the CCCAA NorCal Regional Saturday night in Stockton. After dispatching Modesto 19-2 in the afternoon semifinal, the Vikings overwhelmed the Wolverines to advance to next weekend's state championship final four at Cuesta College. The Vikings improved to 29-3 and will enter the final four as the #1 north seed and will take on south #2 Long Beach (20-6) Friday (11/17). North #2 Sierra (16-8) faces defending state champ and #1 south seed Golden West (29-0) in the other semifinal.

The West Valley men's water polo team outlasted Long Beach 11-10 in double OT in this morning's CCCAA State Championship semifinal to advance to the championship tomorrow (11/18) at noon. Tyler Breen scored a pair of goals in the first OT and Ivan Stefanovic provided the clincher in OT number 2. The Vikings (31-2) will take on either #1 south seed Golden West (29-0) or #2 north seed Sierra (16-8) for the title. 

The West Valley men's water polo team came up just short of the ultimate prize Saturday, falling 10-8 to Golden West in the 2017 CCCAA state championship game at Cuesta College. The Vikings (31-3) were paced by three goals from All-Tournament selection Sina Gonzalez Lara. Jafet Hernandez and Enrico De Munno had two goals each and GK Marko Kruska, also named to the All-Tournament team, came up with six saves. Golden West finished the year 31-0 and claimed the state title for the second consecutive year.