Newberg pulls away with a four-goal flurry in the third period to knock off Reynolds in the semis

OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Reynolds junior Hunter Dieter closes in on a possession ball to begin the fourth quarter Friday.

Boys semifinals

Team Score
#2 Newberg Tigers
#3 Reynolds Raiders

CORVALLIS — The Reynolds boys water polo team was keeping pace with powerhouse Newberg into the second half before the Tigers put on a four-goal flurry to break away for a 16-9 win in the 6A semifinals Friday night.

The game hit a 20-minute standstill midway through the third quarter with Reynolds coach Shawn McKechnie bringing out the rule book to challenge a call when an disqualified Newberg player inadvertently re-entered the field of play.

When the dust settled, Reynolds set up for a penalty shot, which Dylan Blake fired low into the right side of the cage to bring the Raiders within 8-6 early in the third period.

Newberg answered the threat by scoring the next four goals and found itself in command 13-7 after goalie Wilson Johnson fired a length of the pool pass to Zach Jordan, who spun past his defender and beat the third-quarter buzzer for a goal.

The Raiders finished the tournament with a 14-11 loss to South Eugene in Saturday's third-place game.

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