Despite the graduation of four seniors and the loss of four juniors, the girls water polo team is upbeat about its upcoming season.
Both the Junior Varsity and the Varsity teams will be lead by Coach Aileen Delaney, who has welcomed seven new players the varsity team. Junior Molly Weitzman can see the potential in the new team.
“So far, we’ve worked together really well,” Weitzman said. “They’re all really talented players.”
Members of the team have been dismayed in regards to the switch, as it will take some time for the players to become acclimated to the differences between the two pools and the commute from one school to the other.
“The pool is a little different and the court dimensions are a little off,” Weitzman said. “And we have to take the bus to [Gunn High School] right after school.”
Sophomore Sophie Frick expects to have a successful season, citing the abilities of her new teammates to do great things during games.
“There’s a ton of talent on this team this year, so we’re hoping to go far this season,” Frick said.
After falling to St. Francis High School in their first game 10-3, the team went on to lose their second match, 6-5, against Burlingame in overtime later that day.
Against St. Francis, seniors Alina Drebin, Claire Drebin and Katie Francis each scored one goal while against Burlingame, senior Gigi Rojahn scored all five goals for Paly.
The Lady Vikes went on to beat Menlo-Atherton High School in a 12-4 victory.
Senior Gigi Rojahn scored another five goals while her teammate Katie Francis contributed four points in the win.
On Sept. 15, the girls’ predictions proved to be true after they pulled through with a 9-3 win against Lynbrook.
Seniors Gigi Rojahn and Katie Francis scored five and two goals, respectively, while sophomore Sophie Frick and Alina Drebin each scored one goal.