El Rancho has little trouble with Warren in water polo victory

Led by sophomore goalie Jason Curiel and an effective transition game, El Rancho High’s boys water polo team earned a 23-10 nonleague victory over host Warren on Wednesday.
Curiel made 11 saves and added eight steals with aggressive play around his cage, which triggered the Dons’ counterattack. Parlox Rodriguez had four assists and Ricardo Robles scored seven times as El Rancho improved to 5-2.
“He’s the backbone,” El Rancho coach John Pringle said of Curiel. “We put a lot of faith in him. He’s aggressive, but he takes smart risks.”
With Curiel directing the attack, El Rancho consistently beat Warren in transition and converted outnumbered chances. Robles scored goals in the third quarter on two-on-one and three-on-one chances, and Curiel added an assist in the fourth with a nice pass to Daniel Gomez.
“We can create (offensive opportunities) with our defense and our team speed,” said Pringle. “If we can (finish scoring chances) on a consistent basis, we’re gonna be very competitive in (the Del Rio League).”

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