Breaking News Bar
updated: 3/9/2013 10:20 PM

New Trier takes Pirate Invite; Palatine finishes second

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald report

Only a loss in its final game kept Palatine's boys water polo team from going undefeated in its own Pirate Invitational.

The Pirates started Saturday's action with a 14-5 victory over McHenry, then started the championship round with an 8-8 tie with Loyola as Krystian Kalev scored with 35 seconds left to knot the game up.

New Trier, the tournament champion, topped Palatine 18-5 in what amounted to the championship game.

Loyola, which placed second, fell to New Trier but stayed much closer to the Trevians in an 8-4 decision.

Against McHenry, Christian Kalfas and Wally Kleinfeldt had 3 goals apiece to pace Palatine and goalie Peter Blackham made 8 blocks.

Against Loyola, Kalev led the way for the Pirates with 3 goals and Kalfas had 2.

On Friday, Palatine (3-1-1) earned a 13-3 victory over St. Ignatius in the opening round.

New Trier was ranked No. 4 in the state by in its preseason rankings.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.