The Fenwick boys water polo team continued to dominate opponents by going 5-0 at the DeSmet Invitational in St. Louis over the weekend.
The Friars (19-0, 8-0 Catholic League) won the title with a 17-8 victory over St. Louis University High School. Matt Farmer and Connor Brown led the onslaught with five goals apiece. Farmer, who finished with 22 goals in the tournament, was selected MVP as was Fenwick goalkeeper Dan Newell. Brown, Farmer and Newell were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Fenwick outscored its opponents 29-5 in the first quarters alone.
“We played really well as a team,” said temporary head coach Kyle Perry. “Twelve guys recorded goals, while 14 guys had assists throughout the tournament. All 18 field players and both goalies saw a lot of time over the course of the five games.”
Dave Perry, Fenwick’s longtime coach who has been undergoing treatment for cancer, made an appearance at the tournament. Dave was greeted to a standing ovation before the title game on Saturday.
The Friars also found time to help out a charity organization. On the way home, the team made a stop at Bradley-Bourbonnais High School and helped out with a swim-a-thon to benefit Parents Allied with Children and Teachers for Tomorrow, an autism learning center. The Friars helped raise nearly $2,000 for the organization.
“It is nice to remind the boys that there is life outside of water polo, outside of high school,” said Kyle Perry of his team participating in the event. “They are a great group of young men. They continue to prove this to us everyday both in and out of the pool.”
The Friars, who will be vying for their eighth straight state title in a few weeks, host a quad this Saturday that includes cross-town rival Oak Park (9 a.m.).