Live coverage: Varsity boys water polo team takes on Gunn High School

Varsity boys water polo team member Andrew Reed (11) feels the team has made considerable improvements to their defense since their 13-18 loss to Gunn on Sept. 14.

“I thought it was a pretty good game overall. When we played them last time, we definitely had a lot more flaws as a team that we were able to solve in this game. [Gunn] has two pretty strong players, and I think we contained them a little bit better this time around,” Andrew said.

Vyom Vidyarthi (9) thinks the team could have improved their shot selection, but is confident they should be able to beat Gunn should they play them again later this season.

“We can improve our shooting. It was better than the last game where we lost by five, but we could have converted some more open shots. If we play [Gunn] again, in league finals, I think we should be able to beat them,” Vyom said.

Oskar Baumgarte (9) scores for the Eagles. (Muthu Panchanatham)

Despite the outcome of the match, Coach Lee McBride is proud of his team for staying composed and connected through all four quarters.

“Even though we didn’t come up on top today, the boys stayed composed, and we had great teamwork. Our chemistry has been improving day by day throughout the season, and I think we were able to show that today. I couldn’t be more proud of the guys,” McBride said.

5:35 p.m. The Eagles lose 11-13.

5:32 p.m. Thomas scores his third goal of the game as the clock expires, with Gunn leading 13-11.

5:31 p.m. Gunn calls timeout with 30 seconds left to play.

5:30 p.m. The two teams exchange goals, and the score is now 13-10 in favor of Gunn. There is under a minute left to play in the match.

5:27 p.m. There are two minutes left to play in the match, and Gunn is up 12-9.

5:24 p.m. Andrew blocks a Gunn shot attempt, and the Eagles call timeout.

Indigo Lee (11) looks for a teammate to pass to as a Gunn defender closes in. (Medha Yarlagadda)

5:21 p.m. Gunn scores again, extending their lead to 11-9.

5:15 p.m. Gunn scores thrice and the Eagles fire back with a score of their own. The score is now 10-9 in favor of Gunn at the end of the third quarter.

5:08 p.m. The Eagles score twice, taking back the lead 8-7.

5:03 p.m. The teams switch sides at halftime. Gunn scores three times in quick succession coming out of the half to advance to a 7-6 lead.

Andrew Reed (11) passes the ball to a teammate. (Julie Shi)

4:50 p.m. The teams exchange goals, and shortly after, Thomas scores his second goal of the match. The score is now 6-4.

4:50 p.m. The Eagles call timeout.

4:47 p.m. Gunn responds to three unanswered Harker points with a goal of their own, making the score 4-3 in favor of the Eagles.

4:45 p.m. Lachlan Rossi (10) scores twice in quick succession to put the Eagles up 4-2.

The varsity boys water polo team huddles up during a timeout in the second quarter. (Brandon Zau)

4:41 p.m. The first quarter has come to an end. Both teams huddle up and regroup prior to the start of the second quarter.

4:39 p.m. Thomas Wisdom (11) scores for the Eagles. The score is now tied at 2-2.

4:35 p.m. Oskar Baumgarte (9) gets the Eagles on the board with a goal. The score is now 1-2.

4:33 p.m. Goalie Andrew Chen (12) blocks two Gunn shot attempts, but Gunn manages to power the ball into the goal on their third try to go up 2-0.

Lachlan Rossi (10) throws the ball into the goal above the outstretched arm of an Gunn defender. (Muthu Panchanatham)

4:31 p.m. Gunn jumps out to an early 1-0 lead.

4:30 p.m. The referee blows the whistle, signaling the start of the match.

The varsity boys water polo team, who are currently placed second in league with a record of 6-1, will face off against first-place Gunn High School (6-0) at 4:30 p.m.