It seems like a typical boys' water polo score: Fort Lauderdale 15, Nova 8.
Except this one meant a little more to Flying L's coach Ron Green, who almost giddily declared by phone Tuesday night: "We finally got off the schneid."
That's one way to put it when your team wins its first game -- ever.
Just five games into the program's existence, the Fort Lauderdale boys, who joined FTL's 3-year-old girls' program this season, took down Nova to get that elusive first win -- one that evaded the FTL girls in their 0-8 inaugural season.
"I was afraid the same fate would befall them," Green said.
It didn't, thanks to six goals from Jake Prows, three from Robert McKinnes and two from Mike Eagan.
That's a big relief for Green, whose team "had no clue" in its first game, obviously unable to rely on any leadership from returning players -- instead using a hodgepodge of swimmers, wrestlers and other athletes learning the game while putting up actual, official varsity high-school scores.
Of course, Green pointed out, the Flying L's lose just two seniors off this year's squad, so next year he'll be surrounded by experience.
Meanwhile, his goal for this season: "Make sure [Tuesday] wasn't a fluke."