Patriots nip Northwood in PCL playoff 6-5; advance to CIF

The Beckman Patriot boys water polo team won another thriller over the Northwood Timberwolves in a Pacific Coast League playoff game at home, 6-5, to claim sole possession of 3rd place in the PCL and an automatic berth in the CIF Division 3 playoffs. The Patriots finished the regular season with a 6-5 PCL record and 17-12 overall; playing 10 games in the last 8 days and going 8-2 during this stretch. This will be the third consecutive year that Beckman has qualified outright for the playoffs, which begin next week. CIF brackets will be released on Saturday, October 28. OC Register Coverage, Game video