Girls water polo celebrates win over rival New Trier

After coming back from an overall great season last year, finishing 16-8, the girls water polo team is hoping to accomplish even more this year. 

With the team cranking the heat up as the end of the season approaches, it calls for the girls to really use their teamwork in upcoming matches 

I am very excited for this year’s conference and sectional games, especially since the people on this year’s varsity are very close with one another and are able to be vocal with one another during games,” varsity goalie and freshman Nina Kaiser remarked

Last year, the girls water polo team’s season finished when it lost to New Trier in the second round of the playoffs—heartbreaking for everyone on the team. 

Although things started off a little bit rocky with a loss in its first game against Naperville North on 3/12, the girls were able to bounce back and through a two game winning streak against Hersey (3/14) and Glenbrook North (3/17). 

This, of course, was not only because of the strong individual performances from certain players, but also  a high amount of teamwork, something the team wasn’t able to develop as well last year. 

“There have been a lot more social components and events that happen during this season. This includes things such as more team dinners, more team bonding opportunities, and overall a more social experience than last year’s season,” Kaiser remarked.

On Thursday (4/7), the team faces a challenge game; New Trier. New Trier is currently 6-3-1, and 1st in the Central Suburban. In order for the team to beat New Trier, they will need to use their teamwork skills that proved necessary for the winning streak. 

“We all want to be a good team and are willing to put in what it takes to get there.” Kaiser comments.