The West Valley men's water polo team fell behind early 2-0 but rebounded for a physical 13-9 Coast Conference win over Merced Wednesday in Saratoga. The Vikings (8-3, 2-0 Coast) regrouped after the first quarter deficit to grab a 5-4 halftime lead over the motivated Blue Devils (13-2, 1-1). After Merced pulled to within 9-8 in the opening minutes of the final period, WVC responded with four of the final five goals to take the important win. Viking GK Marko Kruska had 13 big saves, while Misael Andino tallied four goals to lead the offensive attack. Enrico De Munno and Xavier Domingo each found the back of the net three times. WVC heads up the road for a crucial battle with rival De Anza (0-10, 0-1) on Oct. 10. The ball drops at 4:15pm.