Water polo: Huskies win two

After rolling to a decisive win over Woodburn four days earlier, Sweet Home’s water polo team staggered a bit against Corvallis at home Monday, before pulling out a 10-7 win.

“It kind of took us a while to get our momentum going,” Coach Craig Martin said. “The game was actually closer than the score indicated. Neither team was really able to get control of the game.”

He said the Huskies were able to take advantage of some fast-break opportunities, which made the difference.

“It was a good game,” he said. “(Corvallis) has improved a lot.”

Cory Martin dominated the first half, leading the Huskies with five goals before getting his third exclusion and having to exit later in the match. Sammie Webb added two goals, and Alex Stupin, Derek Jaques and Sten Weld each had one for the Huskies.

Brandon Courteau had five saves in the fourth quarter alone in the shallow cage.

“He was able to keep a lot of shots out.,” Craig Martin said. “We got some good defensive pressure that helped us regain the game in the fourth quarter. We had a lot of good defensive help off the bench.”

Sweet Home will host West Albany Thursday at 4 p.m. Martin said the game will be a gauge to see how much his team has improved, noting that a two- or three-point differential against the powerful Bulldogs would be a “victory.”

Sweet Home 13, Woodburn 3

The Huskies came away with a convincing 13-3 win over the Bulldogs Friday, Oct. 15, at Woodburn.

The Husky defense kept the Woodburn squad scoreless until the third quarter, while Sweet Home rolled o a 10 -0 advantage at half time.

Scoring for the Huskies were seniors Brandon Courteau, Alex Stupin and Derek Jaques, supported by goals from juniors Jake Johnson, Cory Martin and Katie Turenr.

Martin applauded his team’s effort, especially on defense in limiting the Woodburn scoring to only three goals.