Showing up just three minutes late to Monday's water polo contest between Wissahickon and Upper Dublin would have resulted in missing five Trojans goals. Wissahickon gained a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and coasted to a 10-5 win over the brand new Cardinals program.
The player of the game was Luke Waechter, who proved he was an offensive and defensive force despite sitting out the entire second quarter and much of the second half. Waechter scored three goals in a row in the first quarter to open up a 4-0 lead.
Waechter finished the game with five goals and an assist. While the Upper Dublin defense offered little resistance for Weachter, his outstanding performance was special for him, with his brother Eric being the head coach of the Cardinals.
"It's kind of fun,' Waechter said. "It's a little more competitive between me and him. It makes me happy to play against my brother's team, and it's just fun.'
"It's fun to see my brother play, I like to watch my brother play,' Eric Waechter said. "It's the only time during the year that I root against him.'
After jumping out to a big lead, the Trojans used much of the second half to work on certain skills and plays as they let off the gas a little.
"This game is a game to help us out a little bit,' Luke Waechter said. "We tried to work a little more of our plays today. We tried integrating new players into our system and trying out new things.'
The Cardinals had some push back in them as they won the second quarter 3-0 on a goal by Joe Reagan and a pair of Andrew Rearson goals. Rearson finished the day with three of the five Upper Dublin goals.
"Joe has played before, he played at La Salle for a year or two. So he knows the sport pretty well,' Waechter said. "Andrew just started like last spring, he's played a lot of other sports so I think that's helped him a lot.'
For Upper Dublin, a team learning how to play the sport, can take away a lot of knowledge playing a Wissahickon team that knows how to play.
"A lot of our kids are new to the sport,' Waechter said. "It's a tricky sport to learn, and when they get to watch other kids play, they see them do certain things and they're like, ' I didn't know I could do that,' and then hopefully they start doing that themselves.'
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