ST. BENEDICT’S PLACES SECOND IN THE GARDEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Oct. 26, 2019
The Gray Bee water Polo team competed in the Garden State Championships on Friday and Saturday and made it to the championship game before finishing as runner-up to the host school in Lawrenceville.
SBP opened the tournament on Friday against Pennington and, for the third time this season, beat the team from Mercer County, 14-9. Carlos Presina led SBP with 5 goals, while KyRon Parker had 4 and Rafael Rios add a hat trick.
The Gray Bees dropped its second game to Pingry, 18-14, but came back strong on Saturday and reversed an earlier season loss to St. Peter’s with a 18-14 triumph with Presina and Eddie Zungia hitting for 5 goals apiece.
St. Benedict’s made it to the championship by battling Lawrenceville to a 17-17 draw, which gave SBP a berth in the final against the same school. Zungia led SBP with 7 goals.
The championship game, however, saw the Gray Bees run out of steam and drop a 21-10 decision to the Big Red.
Zungia led SBP with a team-high 21 goals for the tournament, while Presina and Parker each added 18 goals. Rafael Rios chipped in the 8 goals for SBP (8-15-1), which will wrap up the season in the Eastern States Championships next weekend in Maryland.