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Culver Water Polo Girls Make History


February 20, 2013

By George Laase

Observer Staff

For the first time in the history of Culver City High girl’s water polo the Centaurs have advanced to the semi-finals of the CIF playoffs.

“The Final Four,” said Athletic Director Tom Salter.

The historic win was over Pasadena Poly, 10-8.

“I’m dreaming,” said Coach Nestor Dordoni. “I don’t know what to say.”

Dordoni was looking back on 32 years of experience.

“It was a team effort,” said Nestor Dordoni Jr., son of the long-time head coach. “I’m very proud of the girls.”

Olivia Valdez, one if the team’s captains, believes the Centaurs’ remarkable season is a reward for hard work.

“I feel that we earned it,’ she said.

Centaur Ruth Busarto said the Centaurs didn’t know much about their opponent before the game.

That made us a little nervous bit it was a good game,” she said.

While compiling a 25-1 record with the only loss coming against Santa Monica the Centaurs have advanced further than their long-time rivals in the playoffs. Santa Monica was eliminated in the first round.


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