Bruins play for water polo titles Saturday
Barlow boys beat Southridge and the Bruin girls take down Lincoln in the semifinals
CORVALLIS Water polo fans will be seeing double Saturday when Barlow and Newberg face off for the 6A state titles the boys getting the action rolling at 5:45 p.m. followed by the girls at 7 p.m. at Osborn Aquatics Center in Corvallis.
The Barlow boys advanced with an 11-9 win over Southridge in Friday's best semifinal game. The Bruins overcame a 5-2 halftime deficit, taking the lead when Seroja Pereverzin found teammate Clayton Swank on a quick restart on the team's first possession of the fourth period.
Barlow maintained a two-goal margin most of the way down the stretch.
Southridge mustered only one goal during an eight-minute stretch to start the second half and converted only 1 of 5 power plays.
The Barlow girls scored a 16-1 win over Lincoln, carrying a shutout late into the fourth period. The Bruins had seven different players score goals, led by Oriana Galasso with four.
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