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Rustlers’ men’s polo team is undefeated

KRIS Lackovics (white cap) tries to score against Kevin Hurley on Friday, Oct. 26 at Concordia University. The Rustlers won the game 17-14, and have an overall record of 21-0. Lackovics lead the team with six goals. Western Sun photos by Chelsea Turner

By Chelsea Turner
Western Sun staff writer

Golden West has had its first win of the season over a four-year university. The Rustlers men’s water polo played Concordia for the first time on Friday Oct. 26 in Irvine and won 17-14.

Even though the team won it won’t count against its overall record, just as the losses against UCLA and Pepperdine didn’t count either. The team overall is 21-0, 5-0 in the Orange Empire Conference, and 1-2 against four-year colleges.

Kris Laczkovics lead the team with six goals, David Jorth contributed with three, and Silvas had two. John Lovat, Robert Schatz, Ari Marks, Sean Grab, Ricardo Guimaraes, and Laszlo Nagy all had one goal each.

The Rustlers let in five Jacob Pril goals, three by Stefano Ragosa, four by Andras Antal, and a goal each to Bryan Buhagiar and David Linden.

Head Coach Scott Taylor is very pleased with the performance of his team as Concordia is a four-year school and believes that playing teams at a higher level is great experience.

“The team works really hard which has led to daily improvements but winning a championship is never easy. We have our work cut out for us these next three weeks,” said Taylor.

Taylor suggested that there is no MVP this season because all the players are just as important as the next.

“Each player must understand their role on the team and support one another. The team struggles when they don’t play together or fail to follow the game plan,” said Taylor.

The Rustlers next play Thursday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m., in Cypress for the Conference semi-finals.

TOMMY Grall (21) goes after ball last Friday in action against Concordia University. The Rustlers won, their first win over a four-year university. GWC will play in the Orange Empire Conference semifinals Thursday at Cypress College.

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