Quick start helps Buena Park top Kennedy

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Buena Park High’s boys water polo team has been a second half team so far in the early season. Of course, they’d prefer to play more consistently over all four quarters.

The Coyotes got that on Wednesday and it paid off in the form of an 8-5 win over Kennedy High, at Kennedy. The Coyotes got goals in the first minute from Tyson Coumbs and Macklin Magdaleno, then held off the Fighting Irish to improve to 3-3 on the season.

Buena Park High’s boys water polo team has been a second half team so far in the early season. Of course, they’d prefer to play more consistently over all four quarters.

The Coyotes got that on Wednesday and it paid off in the form of an 8-5 win over Kennedy High, at Kennedy. The Coyotes got goals in the first minute from Tyson Coumbs and Macklin Magdaleno, then held off the Fighting Irish to improve to 3-3 on the season.

We came out hard and strong to start the first half, which was the first time this season,” Buena Park Head Coach Scott Liddicoat said.

The Fighting Irish would rally to take a short lead in the second quarter and tie the game 4-4 at the 4:36 mark of the third quarter. But the Coyotes would score the next two goals in the third and outscore the Fighting Irish, 2-1 in the fourth quarter as well.

Magdaleno led the Coyotes with six goals, Coumbs had two and Kevin Elizarras added one. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Kennedy, as they were 7-6 overall with the loss. The Fighting Irish rallied to take a 3-2 lead early in the second quarter. Kevin Hernandez had two goals late in the first quarter and Sebastian Benales added one in the first minute of the second quarter to give the Fighting Irish a short 3-2 lead in the second.

Kennedy was led by Hernandez and Rodrigo Baca with two goals each. Prior to the Buena Park match, kennedy had defeated Los Amigos, 15-11, led by six goals and eight steals by Akili Allen and four goals and five steals by Baca. Hernandez had two goals, five assists and four steals.

Kennedy will play in the Katella Tournament on Sept. 25-26 and will open Empire League play on Oct. 8 at Valencia.

Buena Park will open Freeway League play on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Valencia.

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