first_imgThat’s the type of shot the Harvard-Westlake of Studio City girls’ water polo team had to make in an 11-8 win against Burbank in the second round of the Southern Section’s Div. IV playoffs. The Bulldogs (21-8) made the Wolverines (16-8) work for their goals with a stingy defense that held Harvard-Westlake’s potent offense to three in the first quarter. Burbank pressed the Wolverines’ attackers, trying to limit shooting angles. Harvard-Westlake used a zone defense to keep the Bulldogs from spreading the ball around. Despite the defensive strategies, both teams were able to open up the scoring in the second quarter, which featured 10 goals, including Moody’s shot that just got past Singleton. “They had really a good corner shot,” said Singleton, who finished the game with 10 saves. “They really didn’t have anything different in terms of shot power that we haven’t seen before, but I think they had one girl who’s got some past me because, I think she’s a lefty. I haven’t seen a lefty shooter this season.” Singleton was referring to driver Nadia Dan, who led Harvard-Westlake with six goals. Wendy Perez added three goals. Ani Shirinian led the Bulldogs with three goals, while Jordan Meir added two. Hannah Moody’s shot skid off the water and squeezed beneath Lachee Singleton’s arm into the left lower corner of the goal Friday. Moody’s shot didn’t come with a lot of power, but its location worked against the Burbank goalkeeper. center_img Burbank kept pace with the Wolverines and tied the game at four, midway through the second quarter. “I didn’t expect it to be this tight,” said Larry Felix, the Wolverines’ coach. “We were a bit tight there at the start, this being the first CIF game for some of my girl,but they picked it up in the third (quarter).” [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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