Over the weekend the Curtis Boys Water Polo team completed their season
with three more state games.
On Friday the Vikings defeated Auburn Riverside in the quarter finals by a score of 9 to 6 which set up a semifinal match with the Mercer Island Islanders.
Curtis had not defeated M.I. since the 1997 season and they had already lost to the Islanders in Oregon earlier this year. However, the Vikings weredetermined to get to the championship game and came out strong. Curtis
had a 6-0 lead at the half and at one point lead 9-1. The Vikings
weathered the MI offensive storm and won the game 11-7.
The championship game would be against Bellevue, the defending state champs and the team that defeated Curtis in the semi finals last year. Although the Vikings had trouble getting offense going in the championship game, they were only down 3-0 and were ready for a comback. Unfortunately, the comeback
never happened and Curtis lost to Bellevue 7-3.
Second place in the state is something to be proud of though and it is one spot better than last season. Chandler Arrington had two of the Curtis 3 goals in the
Porter Sale and Nolan Peterson were selected to First Team All State Griffin Collins and Chandler Arrington were selected to Second Team All-State.
Giles McIntire was an all state honorable mention.
Great season polo boys!
-Curtis Coach Dennis Piccolotto