TOWAMENCIN — On Tuesday night, the North Penn men’s water polo team painted a vivid picture of how they spent their summer vacation.
The Knights, who played in the Junior Olympics in California during their break, have become a very cohesive group this season, and their bond is shown in the water.
“I’ve been to California, I’ve been in the Spring League and the Summer League. It’s been a good experience. Said after the One League battle.”Last year, only two seniors graduated. And we’re all good friends, so the chemistry is great. The atmosphere is good.”
After a solid performance at the Jumpstart tournament at Wilson, the Knights went all out for much of the league schedule.
The North Penns took a 3-0 lead in the opening minutes, led 8-1 after a quarter, and completed a sweep of the night’s doubleheader with a 19-9 win over Big Red. The NP women won 12-6 early in the night.
“The boys are starting to figure themselves out. We had a good summer at the Junior Olympics in California, so we had a lot of games,” said NP coach Jason Grubb. “We are starting in a decent place.
“We started some games late this year.
Nathan Rawa scored 6 goals, had 1 assist and 4 steals.
Faikish added 4 goals, 2 goal assists, 4 steals and blocked shots.
“I wanted to pick up the pace,” Faikish said. “I like how we started.”
Andrew Davis (hat-trick) and Brayden Kemezis (2 goals) were also key weapons for the strong Knights, with additional contributions and goals from Mason DiMauro, Lance Engel, Owen Fritz and Danny Mitchell respectively.
Big Red pushed in the second half, but the Knights maintained control.
The North Pen Girls also got off to a hot start.
The offense produced seven first quarter goals. Balance was key to the attack.
Many hands worked, with Emma Raser and Anna Evans each scoring hat-tricks.
“The girls are coming. After two early losses to Wilson this year, they’ve been working hard to fix the issues they’ve had in the last few games,” Grubb said.
Holding off Big Red, North Pen pushed to a 9-3 lead by the break.
Fiona Law and Malin Clark scored two points each, while Brena Mancini and Charlie Shaw scored one.
Grubb said: We have a lot of good senior management and a lot of strong and fast kids. So they are definitely pushing now.”
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