The varsity girls water polo team faced Lynbrook High School a second time today, October 18, in the Eagle’s final home game of the season. The game ended in a tight loss for the Eagles with a score of 8-9.
“[In] the first quarter we didn’t play very well,” co-captain junior Casey Vanneman said. “Later, especially in the third and fourth quarter, we picked it up, but if we had a better start the outcome of the game could have been very different.”
Although the team had very solid play, especially in the second half, players struggled to overcome minor fundamental errors throughout the course of the game. According to co-captain senior Ally Bakos, those small slip-ups were the main cause for the loss.
“We weren’t communicating,” Ally said. “We were making a lot of obstacles for ourselves, like leaving their best shooter open. There weren’t any blatant mistakes, just minor errors.”
This loss places the team in a lower position for the team’s league final hopes, but a shot at victory remains a possibility. The team will play next against Palo Alto High School, where it hopes to pick up momentum as it moves into championship play.
“We’re on our way up and we can only go higher from here,” Ally said. “Hopefully things will be in our favor and we make it to league finals.”