Jaguars win Fall Classic water polo tournament
October 03, 2013Valley Center's boys varsity water polo team took advantage of strong play on both sides of the ball to bring home first place in the Fall Classic Tournament this week.
The Jaguars earned the top spot in the tournament after two come–from–behind wins on Saturday at Valhalla High School.
David Trok scores one of his four goals in the championship game against Patrick Henry.
On Friday the Jags faced Mission Hills and were solid all the way through to take an 18–8 win.
The Jaguars had a solid start earning five goals in the first allowing two. VC followed it up in the second earning three allowing one to lead 8–3 at the half. Mission Hills was able to match goals with the Jags at three each giving the Jags an 11–6 advantage heading into the fourth.
The Jags had a solid fourth quarter earning seven goals allowing two giving them the win.
"The guys played well and controlled the game right from the start," head coach Kyle Kline said.
Luke Marshall had a big game with seven goals, four assists, two steals, one exclusion, and one penalty shot. Paul Schaner had a big game with five goals, three assists, two steals, three exclusions, and two penalty shots. David Trok had three goals, one steal and two blocks. Brock Daugherty had one goal, two assists, one steal and two blocks. Tim Sheehy had one goal, one assist and three steals. Ryan Semon had one goal. Will Russell had two assists, one block, and one exclusion. Jared Trok had one block and one exclusion. Jared Schaner had one steal. Gavin Marcon had 11 goal saves and two assists.
On Saturday the Jags faced San Pasqual in the semifinal game. They overcame an early deficit to come back for a 19–16 win, advanced to the title game.
San Pasqual had a solid start earning seven goals allowing three for the Jags. The Jags were able to slow things down a bit allowing three goals earning three to trail 10–6 at the half.
The Jags had a solid third quarter earning eight goals allowing only one to take a 14–11 lead heading into the fourth. Both teams traded goals, each earning five giving the Jags a 19–16 win.
"This was a tough game for the guys," Coach Kline said. "We had a slow start and San Pasqual was able to take advantage of our defensive mistakes early. The guys really showed determination as they turned it around at half and took control of the game in the third quarter."
Luke Marshall had a huge game with nine goals, one assist, six steals, and earned one exclusion. Paul Schaner had an insane game with seven goals, three assists, one steal, one block, seven exclusions, and four penalty shots. Brock Daugherty had a good game with two goals, two steals, one exclusion, and one penalty shot. David Trok had one goal, one assist, one steal. Tim Sheehy had one assist, and two steals. Jared Schaner had one assist, and one steal. Jared Trok had one steal and one exclusion. Gavin Marcon had a big game with 11 goal saves and two assists.
The championship game was against Patrick Henry, a team that beat Valley Center 11–7 in the Poway Invitational Tournament earlier this season.
Luke Marshall chases down the ball in the semifinal game against San Pasqual.
But the Jaguars played outstanding defense and goalie Gavin Marcon came up huge in the final seconds to preserve a 10–9 win for the tournament title.
Patrick Henry had a solid start earning five goals allowing one in the first. But the Jags were able to hold PH scoreless in the second earning two to trail 5–3 at half.
The Jags had a solid third quarter earning five goals allowing three to tie the game at eight heading into the fourth. Both teams traded goals early in the fourth but the Jags were able to pull ahead by one with time winding down.
PH was able to take possession of the ball with three seconds left on the clock taking a timeout. PH was able to get a shot off before the buzzer but Gavin Marcon came up with the game-winning goal save to give the Jags the win.
"This was a huge win for the guys," said Coach Kline. "Luke Marshall was ejected from the game in the second quarter on a very questionable call, leaving us without one of our top scorers. The guys were able to pull together and play solid team ball and put together a huge second half."
David Trok had an awesome game leading the team in scoring with four goals, one assist, four steals, and fantastic defense. Paul Schaner had a great game with three goals, one assist, four steals, and three exclusions. Tim Sheehy came up big with two key goals, and one assist. Freshman Jared Schaner had a big game with one goal, two assists, one steal, one block, and one exclusion. Freshman Jared Trok had one goal, two assists, and one exclusion. Brock Daugherty played well with two steals, one block, three exclusions, and one penalty shot. Gavin Marcon had another huge game with 11 goal saves, and two assists.
The VC boys water polo team brought home the championship from the Fall Classic Tournament this week.
"This was a great tournament for the guys and it was great to see them better last years third place finish," Coach Kline added. "I am extremely proud of them and how much determination they showed earning two come-from-behind wins against two solid Division One teams. Guys really stepped up their play in this tournament, including some of our younger players. Something that doesn't show up in the stats is the defensive play by David Trok. Trok really stepped up in the final game not only on offense by leading the team in scoring, but his defensive play against Patrick Henry's solid center forward. David was able to contain their player in the closing minutes one-on-one to preserve our one-goal lead."
Paul Schaner and Luke Marshall earned All-Tournament First Team Honors with Paul Schaner earning the tournament's Most Valuable Player Award. Schaner scored a total of 21 goals, seven assists, 12 steals, one block, 14 exclusions, and seven penalty shots for the tournament. He was also able to get three of San Pasqual's starters excluded from the game due to personal fouls. Marshall scored 25 goals, five assists, 14 steals, three exclusions, and one penalty shot for the tournament. David Trok scored 12 goals, four assists, ten steals, three blocks, and one exclusion for the tournament. Marcon racked up a total of 47 saves and nine assists for the tournament.
The Jags began league play by hosting Orange Glen on Wednesday, and up next they host La Costa Canyon on Tuesday at Adams Park at 3:15 p.m.