By Samwell Favela / Social Media Editor

With only three returning players and 21 new players on the LBCC men’s water polo team, its record in the conference and overall makes it seem as if those returning and new teammate numbers are reversed.
The Vikings are in 2nd place in the conference and are 12-3 overall.

During the El Camino game Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Warriors could not keep up for more than the first period. El Camino Coach Corey Stanbury said, “They’re way better. We gave them the same intensity in the beginning, but they’re very fast and very skilled.”

The Vikes beat El Camino 19-4. Ashton DeRojas and Adam Rudow were the only two players from the Warriors team who were able to score, while the Vikes had eight players score. Attacker freshmen Bronson Reich from LBCC was able to score in each quarter and finished with a total of five goals.

The freshmen attacker from Serbia, Nemanja Petrovic, said, “We did our job, but we need to work more on opportunities to score more goals.” The Vikings won all four games during the two-day Riverside tournament. On Oct. 11, they beat L.A. Valley, 17-9, and Riverside, 17-11. The next day, they came back and beat Ventura, 13-3, and Orange Coast, 14-7. The Vikings’ next conference game will be Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Los Angeles Trade-Tech at 4:15 p.m. They also have an alumni game Saturday, Oct. 19, at LBCC at 1:30 p. m.