Update: After trailing most of the first round game of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championship tournament Tuesday night against Fremont, our girls water polo team came on strong in the fourth quarter to secure a 13-10 victory. Anna Levine, grade 10, scored five goals and Keri Clifford, grade 11, three. The girls now face No. 1 seed Santa Clara in the semifinals Thurs., Nov. 3, 7:30 at our own Singh Aquatic Center. Come cheer on our Eagles!
Nov. 1, 2011
The Harker School’s girls water polo team hosts the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships for the first time next week, with high hopes of a win themselves.
In mid-October, they won three of their five games at the prestigious Western States Varsity Girls Water Polo Tournament in Modesto, defeating Beyer, Ukiah and Newman. Following that, they suffered a loss at Lynbrook, but came back at Cupertino High with a 15-4 victory, followed by a tough 8-5 loss to Saratoga High.
So though the pendulum has swung this season, the girls have the strength and potential to pull off some tough wins in the championships. The girls are now 13-11 overall, 6-6 in league play and are seeded fourth. They will play the fifth-seeded Fremont at 7:30 on Nov. 1, so come out and cheer them on! Games are from 4:30-8 p.m. at the upper school’s Singh Aquatic Center on Nov. 1, 3 and 4. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and non-ASB card holders, and $3 for children 6-12, seniors and students with ASB cards.
“It should be a good tournament,” said coach Allie Lamb. “I think the top six teams are all very close and anyone could win any given day. We have had some ups and downs throughout the season, but I believe we could win the tournament if we are able to pull everything together and apply what we have been working on this throughout this season. It’s going to be a fun week of water polo and I really hope we get a lot of Harker supporters out on the deck to pump up our team!”