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MATS Men's Varsity Polo Starts Strong in NCS Opener

By Mike Pauletich, 11/08/13, 8:45AM PST

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MATS Overwhelm Livermore 21-3

The MATS Men's Varsity Water Polo squad turned in a powerful first round performance against an overmatched Livermore team.  Behind a relentless defense, the MATS scored early and often, building a 14-0 lead by halftime with the well balanced scoring that has become their trademark. Early goals by Hoover, Smudsky, and Kirchberg set the tone, and the offense continued to role with 11 different MATS scoring goals. Captain Tyler Kirchberg advised his team to play every game with emotion - but to maintain control and discipline.  His words seemed to ring true, as the MATS looked hungry for a quick and decisive victory.

The competition gets tougher with each round, however if the MATS continue the disciplined play, swarming defense and aggressive offense that they displayed in the first round, they will be tough to beat.  Next up:  Monte Vista, who was a 14-7 victor over Foothill in their first round match.  Game time is 3:45.  The game will be live streamed on the Booster's website by the Matador Sports Network.  Go to the MSN Live Stream calendar and click on the MSN Live Stream link to see the game.http://