San Diego, CA - The Citrus College Men's Water Polo team wrapped up a perfect weekend at the South of the Border Invitational with two more wins on Saturday afternoon. The Owls defeated Fullerton College 19-11 and then beat a tough San Diego State University Club team 16-10 in the weekend finale.
Against the Hornets the Owls opened up strong outscoring Fullerton 12-4 in the first 16 minutes of play. Citrus would keep the foot on the gas in the third with a 5-2 period, before the Hornets outscored Citrus 5-2 in a nearly meaningless fourth. Freshman Johnathan Wong scored four times in the win, while sophomore James Adams scored a match high six times. Adams also matched sophomore goalie Drake Santos for a team high three assists, with Santos also notching nine steals and 11 saves.
In the finale, Citrus continued to the early offensive outpouring outscoring the Aztecs 10-4 in the first 16 minutes of play. San Diego State would try to make a late charge in the fourth, closing the gap to five late, but the Owls ended the game with sophomore Joshua Durham icing the game with a goal with two seconds left for the six point victory.
With two more wins, Citrus' record improves to 11-5 overall. The Owls will be on the road on Wednesday afternoon when they open up Western State Conference play at Ventura College. The match is set for a 2:15 PM start.