For the second time in the last three seasons, the Cerritos College men's water polo team saw their season come to an end with a loss to Los Angeles Valley College. On Friday, the #6-seeded Falcons (16-13) were defeated by the host Monarchs in the first round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs. Back in 2015, Cerritos suffered a 16-10 setback in the third place game of the regional playoffs.
It was the second loss of the season by the Falcons against #3-seeded LA Valley, who posted a 12-4 win at the Riverside City Tournament back in the first week of October.
Cerritos fell behind quickly against the Monarchs, who took a 6-2 lead after the first quarter. However, the Falcons battled back and limited them to one goal in the second quarter, with sophomore Julian Casillas (Harvard-Westlake HS/University of La Verne) scoring twice in the quarter. After freshmen Arturo Ortuno (Universidad La Salle, HS Mexico) and Raul Muniz (Colbach HS, Mexico) scored in the third quarter, the Falcons trailed just 7-6 with 4:04 remaining in the third quarter.
But LA Valley scored the next four goals in the game and went on to finish off the Falcons. Casillas led the team with four goals, while Muniz picked up a pair of goals for Cerritos in the loss.
November 15, 2017 M. Water Polo: Arturo Ortuno named All-Amercian
November 10, 2017 M. Water Polo: Loss ends season for for the Falcons
November 6, 2017 Men's and Women's Water Polo qualify for playoffs
November 4, 2017 M. Water Polo: Cerritos places second at conference tourney
October 21, 2017 M. Water Polo: Falcons drop three of four at tournament
October 18, 2017 M. Water Polo: Fourth quarter does in Falcons in loss
October 11, 2017 M. Water Polo: Win moves team into tie for second place
September 29, 2017 M. Water Polo: Split for the Falcons at own tourney
September 27, 2017 M. Water Polo: Strong second half leads to win
September 23, 2017 M. Water Polo: Tournament nets three wins in four games
September 21, 2017 M. Water Polo: Big conference win for Falcons
September 10, 2017 M. Water Polo: Team plays five games at tournament
September 6, 2017 M. Water Polo: Cerritos drops close conference opener
September 2, 2017 M. Water Polo: Falcons split two games at tourney