Boys Water Polo: Loyola cruises by Evanston
Updated: April 16, 2012 10:51PM
After pairing his team’s senior night with a Monday evening match, Loyola boys water polo coach Dan Hengelmann wasn’t surprised to see his team get off to a slow start against Evanston.
But considering the quality of Loyola’s team this season, the Ramblers’ ability to overcome their slow start and overpower Evanston in the second quarter wasn’t astonishing either.
Loyola scored seven times in the second period, including three-consecutive goals to start the quarter by Brendan Hulseman, en route to a 12-5 victory.
“We were a little bit rusty,” Hulseman said. “Coming back from the weekend was a little bit tough. I think I alone had three balls fall out of my hand in the first quarter. But we got the kinks out after the first quarter and it turned around in the second quarter.”
Evanston’s Kameron Simmons-Gill, who had four goals in the match, scored after Hulseman’s third goal of the second quarter gave Loyola a 5-1 advantage. After Simmons-Gill’s strike, the Ramblers received four consecutive goals – scored by Charlie Dowdle, Danny Stauder, Jordan Hodur and on an Evanston own goal .
“We don’t have a very deep team, so a lot of starters are playing the whole game,” said Evanston’s Aaron Mohrenweiser, who scored once against Loyola. “Me and Kameron Simmons-Gill are playing the whole game; John McBratney, Mackenzie Miller (too). So a lot of times we just get really tired.”