Falcons dive into action against Mustangs


James Gregor

Junior Lucas Silva takes a shot during warm-ups before facing off against San Marin.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the varsity AWHS Falcons dove into their home pool to face off against the San Marin Mustangs. The Falcons maintained their winning streak, leaving the pool with a score of 6-2.

The Falcons soared through the first quarter, showing great defensive skill. Junior Lucas Silva had several clutch steals, helping the Falcons end the quarter with a 3-1 lead.

In the second quarter, both teams went scoreless. But, the Falcons once again displayed their strong defense with great goal blocks from star junior goalie, Haakon Lacy. The second quarter finished with a score of 3-1.

A San Marin forward shoots against Falcons goalkeeper Haakon Lacy. (James Gregor)

“I think we could have given up less shots [on our goal], that’s been our problem all year. We have given up 25-30 shots per game,” sophomore Jacob Cerrera said.

As this game marked senior night, the Falcons celebrated their seniors during a half time.  Teammates handed out flowers and parents took pictures with their senior athletes, while coaches handed out cutouts of players’ faces to fans and parents. After half time ended, the Falcons flocked back to the pool for the third quarter.

The third quarter started off with a point scored by senior Billy Baker. The Mustangs then scored as well, which brought the score up to 4-2. Towards the end of this quarter, the Falcons called time out to put in Billy, who displayed great defense. The Falcons ended the quarter on top, with a score of 5-2.

The fourth quarter was swift and concise. The Falcons scored early on, bringing the score to 6-2. Haakon showed some strong defensive skills, making scoring difficult for the Mustangs.

Carrera is excited for the upcoming MCAL games and wants to stay undefeated this season.

“This keeps us undefeated in MCAL’s and we got two really tough MCAL games coming up, Tam and Redwood, and this gives us momentum going forward to those,” Carrera said.

The boys Falcons water polo team have shown great athletic prowess against difficult teams. The Falcons will face off against Tamalpais High School on Oct. 17 this Monday.