by JUSTIN RIVERA
On September 27, 2016, the El Diamante Miners water polo team took on the Lemoore Tigers in El Diamante’s fourth game in the West Yosemite League. The El Diamante Miners are led by coach Rory Collinwood. By the end of the first quarter the Miners were leading 3-2. The Tigers attempted to rally and score two goals in the second quarter, but the Miners match them with two goals of their own. By halftime the Miners have a mere 1 point lead with the score being 5-4. During the second half the Miners take control of the game and score 5 goals while limiting the Tigers to only 2 goals in the second half. The El Diamante Miners defense was superb in the second giving them the hard fought win with a final score of 10-6. With the win, the El Diamante Miners improve their WYL record to (3-1).
The El Diamante Lady Miners also played the Lemoore Tigers on the same night, (September 27, 2016). The Lady Miners had total control over the game from start to finish. They outscored the Tigers in all quarters putting up 3 goals to 1 in the first quarter, 2 goals to 1 in the second quarter, 4 goals to 1 in the third quarter, and then not even allowing the Tigers to score in the fourth quarter, putting up 3 goals to 0. The Lady Miners defense limited the Lemoore Tigers to only 3 points the entire game. This win improves the El Diamante Lady Miners WYL record to (3-1).