Boys Water Polo: Lockport steamrolls Lincoln-Way West
By Steve Millar For Sun-Times Media March 20, 2013 10:42PM
Lockport's Jake Gillis (left) defends Lincoln-Way West's Jake Madey during their water polo match in Lockport Wednesday, March 20, 2013. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 22, 2013 12:30PM
A day after suffering its first loss of the season, Lockport took out its frustrations on Lincoln-Way West.
Dan Oldendorf scored five times Wednesday and the host Porters got goals from eight different players in a 16-5 SouthWest Suburban crossover victory.
“(Tuesday’s 16-11 loss to Naperville North) was our first big challenge of the season,” Oldendorf said. “We were anxious to play again. (Wednesday) we spread out a lot more and got more people involved. The Bentley brothers (Charlie and Jeff) played really well.”
Jeff Bentley, who previously hadn’t scored a goal all season, had three Wednesday for the Porters (7-1). Jake Elias and Jake Knowles each scored twice, while John Goetz made seven saves.
Kurt Butterfield paced Lincoln-Way West (0-2) with four goals.
“I told myself ‘If I get an open shot, take it,’ ” Jeff Bentley said. “It was great to bounce back from the loss. We got our starters some rest, which is big with the Mundelein Tournament coming up (Friday and Saturday).”
After Butterfield gave West a 1-0 lead 36 seconds into the match, Lockport scored the next 10 goals, as Oldendorf scored four times in the first quarter and once early in the second for an 8-1 lead.
The Porters led 11-2 at halftime.
Mark Carroll made 12 saves for the Warriors to keep the deficit from getting more out of hand.
“(Carroll) did good,” West coach Eric Olson said. “He’s still learning and he’s starting to pick up the angles.
“We’re really young. We’re starting a freshman and two sophomores and every quarter you can see them starting to pick up things one after another. Hopefully, by midseason we’ll be able to compete with a team like (Lockport).”
Jake Carlson scored once for West.
Charlie Bentley, Mike Durkin, Jake Jagodzinski and Mike Hayes all had goals for Lockport.
Lockport assistant coach Nick Surman filled in for the second straight day for head coach Joe Lewandowski, who is recovering from injuries suffered in a car accident.