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Roundup: Kennedy roars back to stun Sage Hill

STAFF WRITER

Kennedy delivered an early candidate for comeback of the year in boys water polo.

The Fighting Irish on Tuesday closed their game against visiting Sage Hill by scoring eight unanswered goals to rally from a three-goal deficit late in the third period for a 15-10 nonleague victory.

Sage Hill led, 10-7, with less than a minute left in the third period before Kennedy (6-3) roared back. The Fighting Irish scored with 45 seconds left in the third and then outscored Sage Hill, 7-0, in the fourth period.

Sebastian Banales scored four of his six goals in the fourth period for Kennedy, who rallied despite playing without Akili Allen (sick). Joel Espinosa scored both of his two goals in the fourth.

Timmy Woodward added 14 saves for the Fighting Irish.

In other games Tuesday: 

Beckman 12, Edison 4: Ian Holder scored five goals to help the Patriots bounce back from a season-opening loss. Mason Reynoso added three goals and goalie Matt Tran had eight saves for Beckman (1-1). The Patriots opened the season with a 10-9 loss at Aliso Niguel last week. Austin Cozza scored twice for Edison.

Aliso Niguel 12, Tesoro 6: Colin Knight scored four goals and Nick Ure added three to lead the visiting Wolverines.

San Clemente 18, Esperanza 9: Joshua Mourer had six goals and three assists to lead the visiting Tritons, who held off Luke Rhone (six goals) and the Aztecs (1-1).

Long Beach Wilson 13, Los Alamitos 8: Luca Costa netted five goals in the loss for the visiting Griffins against the Bruins (1-1).

JSerra 14, Trabuco Hills 13 (OT): The visiting Lions and Mustangs traded blows in the first two periods before playing a tight game decided in overtime. JSerra led, 4-1, after the first quarter while Trabuco Hills came back in the second to take a 5-4 lead at halftime.

Sonora 11, Long Beach Millikan 7: Ben Angulo and Conrad Napier each scored four goals to lead the host Raiders.

No. 1 Mater Dei 18, Murrieta Valley 7: Center Warren Loth scored four goals and Christian Hockenbury and Kirby Slater added three apiece to lead the Monarchs to a season-opening victory.

Ocean View 7, Tustin 2: Ethan Knox scored three goals for the visiting Seahawks.

Saddleback 16, Santa Ana 7: Victor Gonzalez scored five goals and Julian Velazquez added four goals to lead visiting the Roadrunners.

University 19, Garden Grove 8: Daniel Campanaro scored seven goals and Kei Yoshikawa added five to lead the host Trojans.

Ayala 11, Troy 10: Center Andrew Kim scored six goals in the loss for the visiting Warriors, who led, 5-4, at halftime.

Contact the reporter: dalbano@scng.com


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