San Diego Section Water Polo : Valhalla Rebounds Against Coronado, Will Meet Mount Carmel in Final
Pat Oates scored with five seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday to cap a wild rally and give Valhalla High a 12-11 win over Coronado in a San Diego Section water polo semifinal game at Mount Carmel.
The second-seeded Norsemen (21-1) will face top-seeded Mount Carmel (22-0) for the Section championship Saturday night.
Coronado, the tournament’s third seed, built an 11-6 lead after three quarters thanks in part to three goals each by Pat McInerny and Dave Hovland. But Valhalla scored five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime.
Mike Allen and Doug Sutherland each scored three goals for Valhalla.
In the other CIF semifinal, Mount Carmel scored four goals in the third period to knock off fourth-seeded Mount Miguel, 9-7.
Scott Kovacs and Fred Gleason each scored three goals for Mount Carmel. Rick Holdzkom scored three goals form Mount Miguel.