Huntington Beach, CA - For the 13th straight time, the Golden West College (26-3) advanced to the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Water Polo State Championship Game on Friday afternoon with a 20-9 win over NorCal #2 Diablo Valley College (21-4). The Rustlers opened up a 7-1 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
Golden West opened up the game with a goal from Manuel Augosto in the Rustlers' first possession of the contest. The Vikings would answer when Donovan Chan took a pass from Berch Parker and put it in the back of the net, but that would be the last score of the quarter for Diablo Valley. Meanwhile, the Rustlers went on to score six unanswered to end the first frame, getting a 6-on-5 goal from Augosto, a pair of strikes from Taylor Lungu, and individual goals from Riley Pfieffer, Barnabas Vidovics, and Matija Jancic.