October 18, 1998 |
Some say it was a preview of the Southern Section Division I water polo final, so Harvard-Westlake and Long Beach Wilson highs played Saturday night at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, site of this season's division final. But if Wilson's 10-2 victory is an indication, the Wolverines will be playing for second place. Tony Azevedo scored four goals for Wilson (14-0), ranked No. 1 in Division I, and the Bruins' defense dominated the No. 4-ranked Wolverines.
May 15, 1991
Rich Corso, coach of the Harvard Water Polo Foundation and the water polo team at Harvard High, has been named head coach of the Canadian national water polo team. Corso, 37, an assistant coach for the silver-medal-winning 1984 U.S. Olympic team, has directed the Harvard Water Polo Foundation to three national titles in the past four years. "The next 15 months are a critical period for Canadian water polo," Corso said.
November 24, 1988 |
It has been 3 years since Rich Corso left his job as assistant water polo coach at UCLA to take over the program at Harvard High. And Wednesday, as he looked out over his team--his newly crowned Southern Section 2-A Division champion team--he could not help but let his mind drift back. In 3 years, Corso had taken a perennial loser and, by virtue of Harvard's 8-6 win over La Serna in the final at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, turned it into the Valley area's first water polo champion in 7 seasons.
November 9, 1988 |
Harvard High, which has not played since Oct. 28, begins its quest to return to the Southern Section 2-A Division water polo final when the Saracens open the playoffs Thursday at home against San Dimas. The Saracens, an independent team, are 22-3 and the tournament's top-seeded team. San Dimas placed third in the Valle Vista League. Last season, in Coach Rich Corso's second year, Harvard lost in the 2-A final.
November 13, 1988
Damon Willick and Jed Simon each scored 3 goals as Harvard High erupted for 6 goals in the third quarter to defeat Bell Gardens, 11-5, Saturday in the second round of the Southern Section 2-A Division water polo playoffs at Santa Fe Municipal Pool. Harvard extended a 4-3 halftime lead by scoring 6 unanswered goals in the third period after switching defenses. "When we started mixing our defense up in the third period, it really seemed to confuse them," Harvard Coach Rich Corso said.
October 18, 1990
The Harvard Water Polo Foundation senior team opens defense of its national indoor club championship Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., meeting teams from Rice University and Miami on the first day of the three-day, 12-team tournament. The Harvard team plays Rice at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) and Miami at 1 p.m. at the International Swimming Hall of Fame pool. Harvard is coached by foundation director Rich Corso, the Harvard High coach, and is composed of adults. The average age of team members is 24.
November 19, 1989 |
Harvard High's hopes for a third consecutive trip to the Southern Section water polo final came to a quick end Saturday. Top-seeded El Toro scored on its first three shots en route to a decisive 13-3 win over the fourth-seeded Saracens in a 3-A Division semifinal game at Santa Monica High. The win puts the defending 3-A champions into Wednesday's title game against Capistrano Valley, a 7-6 winner over Marina in the other semifinal.
May 3, 1991
The Harvard Water Polo Foundation club team of Studio City will open defense of its U. S. men's outdoor title today at Cal State Long Beach. Harvard, seeking its fourth national title, will play Sunset of San Diego at noon. The top 12 water polo teams in the nation will compete in the three-day, round-robin event, the final of which will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
September 14, 1990 |
John Siman had been out of water polo for six seasons before he returned to coach at Buena High this season. Thursday night, he saw what he had been missing. Unfortunately the demonstration came from Buena's opponent, Harvard High, which defeated Buena, 20-2, in the first round of the Millikan tournament at Wilson High in Long Beach. "They were intense, fast and aggressive," Siman said. "I hope to see my team play the same way."