Coming into the fourth quarter against league-rival South Pasadena High and trailing by four goals, it looked like all hope was lost for the La Cañada High boys' water polo team.
However, looks can be deceiving.
The Spartans rallied in the final seven minutes, shutting out South Pasadena and scoring five unanswered goals to pull out an 11-10 victory Tuesday.
Although things looked bad in the final quarter for the Spartans, Coach German Lopez wasn't worried.
"I thought we were fine, we just weren't putting our shots away," Lopez said. "It's not like they were beating us; we were beating ourselves. Sure enough, the shots started falling in the fourth quarter."
Jack Depew dominated the fourth quarter, notching four of the five goals in the stanza after putting only one in the net the first three quarters.
"[Depew] finally played the way we wanted him to play all year," Lopez said. "He was patient and picked the goalie apart, which is what we wanted him to do all game."