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Lakers roll in Civil War water polo rematch

The boys and girls teams pull away in second half of respective matches


Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lake Oswego's Matthew McGonegal shields the ball during the Lakers' victory over Lakeridge last week.Lake Oswego's water polo teams racked up two more wins as the regular season winds down. The Lakers completed a season sweep of Lakeridge in a pair of competitive games on Monday at the district pool.

In the opener of the doubleheader, the Lake Oswego boys pulled away from the Pacers in the second half, scoring four unanswered goals to start the third quarter to get some breathing room.

The Lakers held a 7-3 lead at the half as Lakeridge tried to slow their fast transition game. However, Lake Oswego started to pull away quickly in the third period.

Ryan Washburne scored on a man-up early in the quarter and that was closely followed by a pair of goals on breakaways from Matthew McGonegal.

A penalty shot from Arist Sher-Jan made it 11-3 as Lake Oswego took control.

However, Lakeridge didn't give in, scoring three goals late in the final corner to cut into the deficit and bring the final score to 12-7.

The girls game was close through the first half as both defenses proved difficult to break down. Each goalie took turns making nice saves as neither team was able to pull away.

Lake Oswego's Hayley Padgett scored a contested goal with three seconds on the clock in the half and the Lakers led 4-3 at the break.

Lake Oswego wouldn't trail again. Caitlyn Regan and Jeske Paanakker each scored in the third quarter and the Laker defense shut Lakeridge out for the final two quarters.

Lake Oswego continued to put the pressure on in the fourth, rolling to a 10-3 win.

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