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Defeating a Decade Long Drought: Girls Water Polo Wins Bay League

(Photo courtesy of Girls Water Polo)

Girls Water Polo is one of PVHS’s best sports teams, and have proved it this season with their impressive run in the Division Three playoffs.

One reason why PVHS Girls Water Polo has been so successful this season is  because of the players buying in and playing their hardest every single game and practice. 

“I play water polo because I enjoy the sport and the intensity that comes with it,” junior Jane Girard said. 

“Something that I love about water polo is that it is a team sport and the friendships that come from it.”

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Many accomplishments have been made by the Water Polo team this year such as winning the Bay League for the first time since 2013 and getting an opportunity to make a CIF playoff run. 

Two seasons ago, the team was last in the Bay League, but this year they won the Bay League. Beating the strongest teams in the bay league such as Mira Costa and Redondo, during overtime and double overtime respectively, with freshman Rachel Smart scoring the golden, game winning goal against Redondo. 

The girls in the CIF tournament played exceptionally well, dominating different teams. In the first two playoff games, PV put up 13 goals in each game leading them to convincing victories in the early rounds of playoff play. 

In the semi-final game, PV won again beating Rancho Cucamonga 13-6, earning them a spot in the CIF Division Three Championship game. 

In the championship game, PVHS fell short losing to Centennial with a score of 9-1. 

This team has achieved a lot together, and athletes also had a chance to achieve a lot of things on their own. 

“Some accomplishments I have made by playing water polo are making the ODP (Olympic Development Program) development team and also making the NTSC (National Team Selection Camp) tryout with the top 70-75 girls around my age,” Smart said. 

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Shazma Zahra, Reporter