Girls’ waterpolo swiftly bests Baldwin Park HS

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PHOTO BY PAW PIRNTS WEEKLY


By CLAIRE LAW

STAFF WRITER

  On Monday, Jan. 13, girls’ water polo defeated Baldwin Park HS with a score of 19-1.

  The match signified the girls’ first league victory of the season. With a renewed fervor, the team hopes to continue their success for the remainder of the season. 

  Despite their victory, captain Elizabeth Chong (12) believes there is still room for improvement, based on the team’s performance.

  “I believe we should have a more organized [team dynamic],” Chong said. “Our offense and defense were both a little shaky [and] we can improve on that.”

    In addition, wing player Allison Wibowo (10) perceived the team’s preparations as a crucial contributor to the team’s victory. 

  “My teammates and I prepared for the game by [reviewing] our strengths [and weaknesses]. We also considered what plays we were going to execute during the match,” Wibowo said. “[Finally], I practiced counter spins and low corner shots.”

  Overall, wing player Kaitlyn Cheng (9) is confident in her team’s abilities and is hopeful for the future. 

  “I felt really happy after the game because we did [well] as a team,” Cheng said. “This match is especially [symbolic] because it is our first victory in the league playoffs.”

  Girls’ water polo will face off against Rowland HS on Wednesday, Jan. 22.