The Warriors’ league season concluded with a 13-4 win Oct. 28 at Ramona and a 9-4 victory Oct. 29 against Classical Academy in Escondido’s Washington Park pool. An 8-5 non-league triumph Oct. 31 against Rancho Bernardo gave Fallbrook a 20-7 overall season record along with the final 4-0 league mark.
The league wins and the ensuing victory at Rancho Bernardo gave Fallbrook the top position in the Division II power rankings which are the primary factor for playoff selection and seeding. Although Fallbrook’s pool does not meet CIF playoff standards – and the top four seeded teams have no playoff home matches since they receive a first-round bye and advance directly into the quarterfinals at La Jolla High School’s Coggan Pool – the Warriors finally have their home pool available for practice.
A pump at the Fallbrook High School pool broke the morning of Sept. 2, and the Warriors were practicing at the Boys and Girls Club pool and at Camp Pendleton for two months before the school pool became operational Nov. 3.