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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 26, 2024

Water polo collects two West Coast wins

Water polo defeat La Verne and Concordia University Irvine after losing to Loyola Marymount.
File Photo by Tamara Rushby | Photographer
The Revs return back to the district this week to begin MAWPC conference play against Bucknell on Saturday at 2 p.m. at home.

Water polo (4-4) took home two wins against against La Verne (15-8) and Concordia University Irvine (17-15) and a loss against Loyola Marymount (7-9) in the La Verne Mini in Los Angeles this weekend.

The Revolutionaries continue their streak of playing West Coast teams after concluding the Princeton Invitational tournament with a win against Chapman (13-10) Sept. 10. The Revs currently stand 4-4 after losses against powerhouses Princeton and Harvard.

Senior goalie Luca Castorina, a 2022 All-MAWPC Second Team selection, recorded 18 saves against Loyola Marymount. Castorina also scored his first collegiate goal after escaping the Lions’ goalie, making for an evasive shot across the pool in the third quarter. Castorina recorded 327 saves in 30 games his junior season playing for the Revs. 

Senior center Viktor Jovanovic led the Revolutionaries with four goals against the Lions Friday with junior utility Andrija Sekulic following closely behind with two goals. The Revolutionaries fought hard but ultimately were outgunned by the Lions’ offensive strength and lost by two goals, 7-9.

After falling to the Lions, the Revs refocused their attention on their Saturday doubleheader against more cross-country rivals. The Revs and the La Verne Leopards alternated finding the back of the net during the first half, with the Revs leading 6-4 by halftime and ultimately coming out on top, 15-8. The Revs continued to best the Leopards’ defensive abilities and concluded the third quarter 13-6 after securing seven goals in a span of eight minutes. 

Jovanovic once again recorded four goals and freshman center Alec Posluszny netted two of his own, the first of his collegiate career. Sekulic, freshman attacker Kai De Orbeta, senior utility Kalan Smith and junior center Leo Lueddemann all also collected two goals apiece against the Leopards.

Game play continued later Saturday against the Concordia Eagles with the Revs beating them by a two-goal margin. The Eagles and Revs battled it out in the pool with the Revs clinging on to a 6-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Prior to switching sides at halftime, the Revs finished 9-7. The Revs led the Eagles throughout the second half with a three-goal lead in the four quarter. The Eagles then fell to the Revs’ offensive lineup, leading the Buff and Blue to close out the game with a high-scoring 17-15 victory. 

Graduate student utility player Mateus Stellet led the Revs with seven goals. Stellet earned 62 points during his 2022 season with Revs, racking up 36 goals and 26 assists. Prior to joining the Revs, Stellet played on No. 5 ranked Cal Berkeley’s roster where he played all 26 games and helped lead the Golden Bears to a 2021 national title. 

Jovanovic showed his offensive prowess again and registered four goals against the Eagles while Castorina successfully logged 17 saves.

The Revs return back to the district to begin MAWPC conference play against Bucknell on Saturday at 2 p.m. at home.

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