LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Throughout a stellar opening weekend and on into Monday afternoon, the Olimpiakan Reservner Titans 12-and-under boys' water polo team never tasted defeat in the 2010 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.
The Titans' first loss in the tournament came in heartbreaking fashion on Monday at La Cañada High, where they were outlasted in a tense back-and-forth semifinal battle by the San Diego Shores, 12-10, and stopped one win short of today's gold-medal match.
"I'm happy with how far we've gone, this is a great tournament for our club the way we've performed," said Titans co-Coach Sarkis Zargaryan, whose team will play SoCal Black for the Bronze medal at 1 p.m. today at Contreras High. "But, obviously, we're a little disappointed. There was a couple shots that we normally would have made that just didn't go in for us."