The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

vnhsMIRROR.com

The student website of Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys, California
The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Girls water polo gets sunk again by the Birmingham Patriots in third straight loss

Girls+water+polo+team+cant+get+traction%3B+goes+under+a+third+time+in+a+20-9+loss+to+Birmingham.+%7C+ADOBE+FIREFLY
Girls water polo team can’t get traction; goes under a third time in a 20-9 loss to Birmingham. | ADOBE FIREFLY

The bottom line | The girls water polo team’s losing streak continues as they fail to score double digit points in their 20-9 loss against the Birmingham Patriots on Monday, Jan. 8.

Highlights | The first quarter was an uphill battle for the Wolves, as they struggled to keep the ball away from their goal.
In the second quarter, the team’s defense tightened up and kept the score close by allowing the Patriots to score only six points to their three.
Freshman Maryan Tran had an excellent game, giving it her all. She wasn’t afraid to get aggressive and steal the ball to gain possession, ending up with the most steals of the game.
Seniors Lorena Guevara and Sinai Barajas, Junior Pragyan Dash, and Freshman Lucy Torres combined for nine goals scored for the Wolves.
Seniors Cameron Camarena and Sinai Barajas, junior Pragyan Dash and freshman Lucy Torres ran picks and switches to get open and receive passes from the opposite end of the court.

What’s Next | Following another tough loss, the Wolves host the El Camino Real Royals on Wednesday, Jan. 10. They then travel to Eagle Rock High School to play the Eagles on Friday, Jan. 12.

Team thoughts | “I’m proud of my team for this game. We started off our season with very little confidence in ourselves, however in this game we learned to have fun regardless of the outcome,” captain Lorena Guevara says. “All of our new teammates gave it their all. Even though we lost, we were happy. We did not let the score or the skill of the other team beat down on us. After the game we all reflected and congratulated each other. We are going into our next game knowing our team chemistry, defense, steals, ejections, and fouls have all improved.”

Story continues below advertisement

Our thoughts | Going into the game, the Wolves approached their match expecting to lose, as the Birmingham Patriots are one of the best teams in the league. The girls knew they were in for a challenge as the Patriots had nearly three times the amount of players they did. Although the Wolves lost, they continuously kept a positive outlook. The team’s improvement is crystal clear, and when their roster starts firing on all cylinders, they will undoubtedly turn the season around.

For the books |
0 wins, 3 losses
Valley Mission League

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Mirror
$1410
$20000
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Van Nuys Senior High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

About the Contributor
Rogers Levitt
Rogers Levitt, Staff
From playing Mozart’s sonatas on my upright Yamaha to watching a baseball soar into the bright day sky from my bat, I’ve always been driven to be the best. As a rookie journalist, I aspire to take my same dedication to become a noteworthy and dependable writer. With every story, I will report facts in an entertaining fashion with the hopes of drawing readers. When I am not honing my journalistic craft, I can be found at my piano, on the Van Nuys baseball field, or in my kitchen elevating my homemade ramen.
Donate to The Mirror
$1410
$20000
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

Comments are encouraged and appreciated. All comments are moderated. Please limit all comments to the topic of the post. Observe proper online behavior rules: No name-calling, profanity or personal attacks. ALL inappropriate content will be immediately removed.
All The Mirror Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *