Boys water polo: Hersey rallies for tourney triumph

 
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Updated 4/14/2018 11:35 PM
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Hersey made the grade in the six-team boys water polo tournament it hosted on Saturday, coming back from a 7-1 deficit to claim a 12-11 victory over Oak Park-River Forest in the championship matchup.

Jack Casey returned from ACT testing to score 5 goals against OPRF, and Nick Koutris scored the game-winner. Hersey's Misha Nikiforov finished with a tournament-best 15 goals.

Hersey also had wins against Maine East (15-1) and Warren (12-2).

Elk Grove came up with a nice upset against Maine South, topping the Hawks 10-8 behind 4 goals from Nick Rosenorn and 3 from Christian Tchilikov. The Grens later fell to Maine East 11-10 in the third-place game.

• Barrington finished 2-1 in the four-team gathering it hosted, with each game decided by 1 goal.

The Broncos defeated both York and Maine West 8-7 but dropped a 9-8 decision to McHenry.

• In tournament play at Naperville Central, Buffalo Grove picked up a pair of wins Saturday to finished with a 3-1 record.

The Bison topped Glenbrook South 12-9, then topped Mundelein 9-3 on Saturday.

On Friday, BG edged Hinsdale Central 6-5 and fell 11-2 to the highly regarded host Redhawks.

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