Water polo takes tournament


Delta College hosted the 29th annual William K. “Bill” Anttila Memorial Water Polo Tournament on Sept. 14-15.

The tournament, named after Anttila who was the team’s original coach at Delta College, is the oldest junior college water polo event in northern California.

Participating teams included: Cabrillo, De Anza, Merced, Modesto, Ohlone, Santa Rosa and Sierra.

Despite going into the event with a 1-3 record, the Mustangs went undefeated throughout the tournament with a 4-0 record.

Delta’s defense allowed 32 points throughout the weekend.

The team’s offense scored a combined total of 62 points, nearly doubling the opponent’s score every game.

“I would have like to hold the opponents scoring down a little more but luckily our offense was strong enough to persevere,” said Head Coach Michael Maroney.

This weekend Chris Fernandez had 48 goalie saves. Lincoln High School product Christian Foss led the Mustangs in scoring with 14 goals. Freshman Cole Mahoney led the team in assists with 12 and steals with 23.

The team’s next home game is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the June Fergusson pool on campus.