LC’s league title hopes ebb

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La Cañada defenders had a hard time with South Pasadena's Sean Grab, shooting here, who scored three goals, including the game-winner with a little more than a minute left in overtime. (Seth Amitin/Valley Sun)

La Cañada defenders had a hard time with South Pasadena's Sean Grab, shooting here, who scored three goals, including the game-winner with a little more than a minute left in overtime. (Seth Amitin/Valley Sun)

From the La Cañada Valley Sun

La Cañada boys’ water polo could only watch Tuesday afternoon as South Pasadena held possession with 13 seconds left in the second half of overtime and an 8-7 lead.

The Tigers beat the Spartans at South Pasadena, 8-7 in overtime, in a tightly contested match with a few lead changes that drastically altered the Rio Hondo League landscape and may have cost La Cañada a chance at a sixth consecutive RHL title. Had the Spartans won, they would have had a two-game lead over SoPas and Temple City with three RHL games to play.

It was the first time South Pasadena (14-6, 4-1) beat La Cañada (7-14, 4-1) in seven years.

La Cañada Head Coach German Lopez was visibly upset after the game.

For more of this story, read here.

For the record: An earlier version of this story reported South Pasadena water polo player Sean Grab scored three goals in the game.  He actually scored five.

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Written by Seth Amitin

October 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Posted in Sports

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