Falcons Close Out Regular Season with Two Wins
Nov. 9, 2008
CLAREMONT, Calif. - In its last two regular-season games of the year, the Air Force water polo team went undefeated Sunday, winning a pair of road contests against La Verne and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Falcons defeated La Verne, 16-6, in the first game of the day, before picking up a 10-6 victory over Claremont. The Falcons wrap up the regular season with a 15-13 overall record and 10-5 mark in the Western Water Polo Association.
Air Force dominated its morning contest against La Verne, grabbing a 4-1 lead after one period and a 7-2 advantage at the half. The Falcons continued their offensive assault after the break, shutting out the Leopards in the fourth period in the 12-goal victory.
Nine different Falcons scored against La Verne, led by junior Jason Fung (Honolulu, Hawaii) with three goals. Joey Brewer (Sr., Clovis, Calif.), Bobby Geiger (So., Buellton, Calif.), Alex Churnside (Jr., Orange, Calif.), Anson Harvey (Fr., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and Tyler Hewko (Sr., Laguna Hills, Calif.) all added two goals each, while Miles McMullan (Sr., Irvine, Calif.), Jack Hines (Jr., Riverside, Calif.) and Kurt Wallin (So., Temecula, Calif.) each scored one goal a piece. Freshman Danny Harold (Corona Del Mar, Calif.) saw action in goal for the Falcons, notching nine saves on the morning.
The second game of the day for Air Force started out much closer, with the Falcons holding on to a 3-2 lead after one period. However, Air Force kept its advantage for the rest of the game, leading 6-3 at the half before outscoring the Stags, 2-1, in each of the last two quarters.
Geiger was the leading scorer for the Falcons against Claremont, tallying four goals, while Wallin added three scores. Also getting on the board for Air Force were Kevin Williams (Sr., River Forest, Ill.), McMullan and Hewko with one goal each.
With the regular season complete, the Falcons will prepare for the WWPA Championship, which is slated for Nov. 21-23 in Claremont, Calif.
Air Force 16, La Verne 4
Air Force 10, Chapman 6