LA CRESCENTA — On average, the members of the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team spend 15-20 minutes per practice working on man-advantage opportunities.
It showed, as Crescenta Valley took advantage of most of its extra-player advantages to keep its season perfect.
Crescenta Valley scored on seven of its 10 man-advantage situations Thursday afternoon to record a 15-7 Pacific League home victory against Glendale.
"We try a little bit everyday to work on it," said Crescenta Valley Coach Pete Loporchio, whose team improved to 19-0 and 4-0 in league. "We were as efficient as we could be at times.
"When we draw an ejection, we look at where the ejection came from and then we set our play up around that. We got some big goals by doing that."
Crescenta Valley, ranked third in the latest CIF Southern Section Division V poll, scored on its first four man-advantage chances and never let Glendale (10-8, 2-2) back into the match.