Sports

H2o polo strives for success

Photo by STEPHANIE MUNOZ

by STEPHANIE MUNOZ

Playing their upcoming game during winter break, varsity girls water polo will go up against the Dana Hills Dolphins tomorrow at Santa Margarita.

The Spartans beat the Millikan Rams at home Dec.15.

  In their first game of the season against the Newbury Park Panthers at home Dec. 10, the Spartans won 12-0. Their counterattack and defense stepped up, helping them start the season with a win despite a few changes to their coaching staff and the absence of valuable players.

“We just added Jon Ruiz to our coaching staff, who has a lot of experience playing the game along with tons of knowledge. Hopefully, he can help us fill the big void with Jolene Viramontes now graduated, but I know a few girls could step up the game, and I have trust that they will,” said David Argumosa head varsity coach.

The JV team played against the Millikan Rams at home Dec.15 and won 11-5 despite getting off to a rocky start at the Los Altos Tournament Dec.11-12 where they placed third. They lost to Newbury Park Panthers at home, 14-5 Dec.10.

“We fixed many of our mistakes that we had during our first game and although there’s room for improvement, our defense tightened up and the communication as a team really improved,” said Ayelen Gimenez junior.

The JV team will face Cal High Condors Dec. 29,

away.

Although the frosh-soph team lost against the Millikan Rams at home Dec.15, 4-2, they are not letting their guard down. They will compete today and tomorrow in the Diamond Bar Tournament. They beat Newbury Park,4-3, Dec.10 at home.

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