What a season!! Hornet Men’s Water Polo finished up the season with a record of 22-8 after the Sectional Tournament at Metea Valley this week. On Wednesday the Hornets defeated Lockport 8-6in a well-played, physical match. That win pushed us through to the Semifinals, where we would be defeated by Naperville Central 19-4. The Redhawks went on to win the Sectional and will compete for the State title starting next week. It was a tough loss, but we came home with a great takeaway: the referees informed us after the game that we might very well be the first team all season to be winning a game against NC (we scored first, and the game was 1-0 for a little bit in the first quarter).
Week of May 2nd This was a week of big highs and lows for Hinsdale South Men’s Water Polo. On Tuesday, Hinsdale South beat Sandburg for the first time ever 6-5, led by Danny Savage with 7 steals and 4 of our 6 goals. The conference tournament started Friday night with a win against Hinsdale Central 7-4. Hornets fought hard in a physical battle against the Devils. On Saturday, the Hornets lost to conference champions Lyons Township 17-4, and then finished up 4th in the Conference after a loss to OPRF (9-6). The #4 seeded Hornets begin the Sectional tournament this Wednesday at Metea Valley against Lockport at 6:00pm.
Week of April 25th
This was an exciting week for Hornet Water Polo; we brought our record up to 19-5 with wins against Saint Charles East, Lockport, and Von Steuben on our Senior Night. All three games were close but Hinsdale South fought back all three games to pull out the win. This week brings games against Sandburg on Tuesday, and the conference tournament begins on Friday, with Hinsdale South facing Hinsdale Central in the first round.
Week of April 18th
Hornets had a tough week with a loss the Monday after Prom against York (13-8). The men fought hard but were unable to pull out the win. Thursday came with a “W” against Bremen (14-9). Saturday rounded out the week with a 15-5 victory against Waubonsie Valley, with a shutout in the first half. Next week may be our toughest yet with St. Charles East on the road Tuesday, Lockport at home on Wednesday and Senior Night against Von Steuben Thursday, with a JV tourney at Waubonsie Valley on Friday and Saturday. Saturday the Varsity men will travel into the city for our community service project; we are volunteering at the Chicago Police Memorial Run to Remember in memory of fallen officer, Michael Gordon- Cullen Gordon’s father.
Week of April 11th
This past week was a big one for the Hornets; in our only match this week we beat Hinsdale Central on both levels; Varsity 11-4 and JV 11-10 in overtime, bringing home the Cross Town Classic trophy for the first time since 2009. This week the Hornets battle York on Monday and Bremen on Thursday, both at home.
Week of April 4th
This past week in water polo, the Hornets faced Oak Park-River Forest on Monday, losing a hard fought battle 10-9. Wednesday brought a win against Morton with a score of 18-12. On Friday Varsity traveled to St. Louis for the Lafayette Invite and finished second overall with wins against MICDS, number 3 ranked Marquette, and Lafayette. The Hornets lost to number 2 ranked Lindbergh in the regular rounds, and then again in the Championship game.
Week of March 21st
This past week put the Hornet Men’s Water Polo team at 9-1 with a win against St. Charles North, 8-7. Notable players for that game were Matt McCormack, Danny Savage, Mikey Corson and Matt Sternik. The Hornets are off over spring break and resume game play on Monday, April 4th against Oak Park/River Forest at OPRF.
Week of March 14th This was an exciting week for Hornet Men’s Water Polo as we brought our season record to 8-1, finishing the week off in a huge way. Monday’s win against Richards/Shepard helped us to prepare for our tournament Saturday. On Thursday, we beat Lafayette High School (MO), a team that was 4th in the state last season. To date, this is our first win against the competitive Missouri school. Friday the Varsity Men were able to pull an upset out of number 19 ranked Stagg High School. On Saturday the Hornets pushed past Morton and Shepard before defeating St. Charles East for our first home tournament win. Looking ahead before spring break, the Hornets face off against St. Charles North at their pool on Tuesday.
Week of March 7th
This week brought many firsts for Men's Water Polo. Monday brought our "first, first win" of the season against Metea Valley. It was great to start the season on a positive note. This carried through into Tuesday with a win against Homewood-Flossmoor, a team that we have not previously ever beaten. Thursday brought our first loss against defending state champions, Lyons Township. The JV men saw their first win Friday night against LincolnWay West at their home tournament. The JV men went on to win one more and finish 2-1 for the tournament.
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