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Athletes of the Week

October 04, 1994

Eric Matthews

Brea-Olinda, Senior

Water polo/Two-meter man

Trailing Tustin by one with 20 seconds left in the deciding game of the San Luis Obispo tournament Saturday, it looked grim for the Wildcats. Tustin's goalkeeper, guarded by Matthews, tried to get the ball to the Tiller two-meter man at half tank, but Brea goalkeeper Tim Bischel stole the ball and passed to Matthews. Matthews turned and tied the score with seven seconds left. Matthews scored the game-winner--his fourth of the game--with 1:53 left in overtime. Matthews, who has 37 goals this season, also had two goals in a 10-1 victory over Santa Barbara San Marcos, which clinched the tournament title for the Wildcats (11-1).


Jeff Carlin

* San Clemente, senior. Completed 21 of 38 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-29 victory over Foothill.

Franklin Haynes

* Villa Park, sophomore. Intercepted three passes, returning one 50 yards for a touchdown, and returned a kickoff 87 yards for another score in a 35-0 victory over Loara.

Brian Wilson

* El Toro, senior. Passed for 205 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 107 yards and one touchdown in a 31-13 victory over Laguna Hills.

Water polo

Gabriel Gardner

* San Clemente, senior. Had 11 saves and held El Toro scoreless for the final three quarters as the Tritons won, 5-2, in the title game of the Villa Park Classic.

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