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Boys, girls water polo teams work on consistent gameplay

After starting the season with a record of 1-7 for the girls water polo team and 3-3 for the boys, both teams say they are optimistic for improvement and success in the rest of the season.

Senior Damon Schultz said that the season was going well for boys’ water polo so far. 

One memorable match for him was against Los Altos, which ended in a close victory for the Vikings.

“We won (with) Julian Chow scoring two goals in overtime. It was a great game,” Schultz said.

Sophomore Grace Gormley said she has noticed the growth of her team over the season’s course.

“Our team has definitely gotten a lot stronger, and we’ve seen a lot of improvement, and hopefully we’re gonna see a lot more throughout this season,” she said.

Girls’ varsity water polo coach Deke Rowell said his team is getting stronger with every practice and game.

“We lost to a team by six points three weeks ago in August, and then we played them recently and lost in overtime by a goal, so I felt like there was more consistent play and improvement,” Rowell said.

Both teams say they have high hopes for qualifying for the Central Coast Section this year.

“We want to try and finish in the automatic qualifying spot for CCS,” Rowell said. “Last year, with COVID-19, we didn’t have any playoffs, so reintroducing some of these younger players to CCS and to the playoffs, and how fun it can be, is a great experience.”

Schultz said he looks forward to the rest of the season and playing more games.

“We’re just ready to get fully into our season,” Schultz said.