Boys water polo nets big win

Girls suffer heart-breaking loss
The Madras boys varsity water polo team jumped out to an 11-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 13-6 victory against Redmond on Thursday at the Madras Aquatic Center.
   Ian Goodwin scored three goals in the first half for the Buffs, two in the first quarter, along with teammate Bryce Wiplong.
   Six goals in the second quarter essentially put the match away for the Buffs. Dustin Henderson scored a pair in the frame and Wiplong added his third goal.
   Redmond was aggressive on the defensive end with 12 fouls, but it didn't seem to hinder the Madras offense in the victory.
   The girls varsity team dropped a heartbreaker to the Panthers, 11-9.
   Redmond scored the go-ahead goal with 1 minute, 9 seconds left in the match, then tacked on an insurance goal with 35 seconds remaining.
   Sophie Gemeles led a strong second quarter for the Buffs with three goals.
   Aurora Gerhardt had the other two tallies in the quarter for the Buffs. The score was tied 6-6 at the half.
   Madras had trouble stopping Redmond's Rachel Haney in the first half. She scored five of her six goals in the first half.
   Gemelas ended the match with five goals and Gerhardt tacked on one in the final period to make three for the day.
   Felisa Armitage and Cirelle Frank shared goalkeeping duties. Frank took over in goal in the second quarter while Armitage was in the net the other three.
   The teams play again Thursday at 4 p.m. in Madras. Madras is also hosting a tournament, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the MAC.