No. 8-ranked Ventura pulls away from San Marcos

San Marcos stayed close with CIF 8th-ranked Ventura for a a half before the Cougars pulled away for a 16-6 decision in the Channel League boys water polo game.

Ventura outscored the Royals 3-0 in the third period to open up a 9-3 lead.

“We battled hard today against a very good Ventura team for the first half, but fell apart in the second half,” said San Marcos coach Jeff Ashton, whose team fell to 0-2 in league and 8-4 overall.

Tim Allen, Brian Lee and Eric Birdsall each scored three goals for the Cougars (2-0 in league).

Shane Hauschild had three goals and James Sweeney two for San Marcos. Goalie Parker Woodward made nine saves.

San Marcos… 2  1  0  3  — 6

Ventura… 2   4  3  7 —16

SM goals: Shane Hauschild 3, James Sweeney 2, Keyvan Golizadeh 1. Saves: Parker Woodward 9

Ventura goals—Tim Allen 3, Brian Lee 3, Eric Birdsall 3, Xander Rockney Fin