NORTHWEST GLENDALE — For the second straight season, the Hoover High boys' water polo team needed a bounce-back game and, unfortunately for the Burroughs Indians, they were there once again for the Tornadoes to rebound against.
Less than a week after being held scoreless for the final 26 minutes 28 seconds in an embarrassing loss to Crescenta Valley, the Tornadoes took on the Indians looking to fix their problems.
Hoover didn't solve all of its issues, but it did enough to defeat Burroughs, 13-7, in a Pacific League home match.
"This helped us get back on track and back to where we want to be to win league and to win CIF," said Hoover's Hakop Kaplanyan, who led his team with four goals and a match-high seven steals.
In 2009, Kaplanyan, the reigning All-Area Player of the Year, had 13 goals in a 22-6 road victory against Burroughs. The victory came a few days after the Tornadoes suffered their first league loss to Crescenta Valley.