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RCHS Water Polo competes to the end

Raider Reporters

 

RCHS Senior Kara Talbott rises out of the water for a shot in a 13-5 win against El Dorado.

The River City boys and girls varsity water polo teams finished up their 2016 season with both teams competing hard against tough competition in the Tri County Conference.

The boys’ varsity team finished with an overall record of 10-15, with a 4th place finish in league play with a 5-7 record. Offensively, junior Johnathan Miles led the league with 107 goals and junior Andrew Conklin contributed with a league leading 25 assists. The defense was anchored by junior goalie Joey Sibayan, whose goals against average of 11.3 also led the league.

The girls’ varsity team had another strong season in the pool behind the play of senior Kara Talbott who scored 92 goals and 30 assists, a combined point total of 122 points that was tops in the league. Junior Kelly Riedel also shared the ball to lead the league with 32 assists. The Raider defense was stingy, with junior goalie Alice Ogorodnikov helping to keep their opponents from scoring at a league leading low of 10.1 goals against average.

The girls finished 10-2 in league play, good for second place and qualified for the playoffs. A tough first round 12-5 loss to St. Francis finally ended their hard fought season.

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