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Girls’ water polo bounces back, wins 7-2 against Homestead

Girls’ water polo bounces back, wins 7-2 against Homestead

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor
October 12, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

After falling to Gunn on Tuesday, girls’ water polo dominated against Homestead and won 7-2. “I think we had really good communication today,” Katie Francis (‘16) said. “We were seeing everyone in the counters and when the set was open.” The game started off strong for the Vikings,...

Girls’ water polo secures a win against Los Altos, beating the Eagles 3-2

Girls’ water polo secures a win against Los Altos, beating the Eagles 3-2

Alex Murray and Michael Pappas
October 2, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls’ water polo team pulled off a comeback Thursday afternoon, beating the Los Altos Eagles 3-2. It was a game of two halves for Palo Alto who, after going into halftime down a goal, was able to score 3 goals and secure the victory. With the win, the Lady Vikes moved into third place...

Preview: Girls’ water polo has high hopes for upcoming season

Preview: Girls’ water polo has high hopes for upcoming season

Paige Anderson, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

After falling short of advancing to the Central Section Championships (CCS) last year with a league record of 4-12, the girls’ water polo team hopes to improve and make it to CCS this year. With the loss of key senior players Hannah Bundy (‘14) and  Emma Wolfe (‘14) the team looks to new players...

Girls’ water polo loses 8-4 to Los Altos in SCVAL

Girls’ water polo loses 8-4 to Los Altos in SCVAL

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Paly girls’ water polo team fell 8-4 to the Los Altos Eagles in the first round of the SCVAL tournament at Gunn High School Thursday night. The game looked eerily similar statistics wise to the previous meeting of the two teams almost exactly a month earlier. Both games resulted in an 8-4 Los...

Girls’ water polo falls 9-6 despite fourth quarter comeback

Girls’ water polo falls 9-6 despite fourth quarter comeback

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
October 17, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Despite a fourth quarter rally, the Paly girls’ water polo team fell 9-6 to Los Gatos this Thursday afternoon, dropping to 6-3 on the season. “I think we played really well even though the score says differently,” captain Emma Wolfe (‘14) said. “I think we really played as a team and we were ...

Brief: Girls’ water polo falls to Los Altos 8-4

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
October 8, 2013
Filed under Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls’ water polo team came up short against the Los Altos Eagles 8-4 Tuesday night at Nort Thorton Memorial Pool. Strong play from both goaltenders kept the game scoreless through the first quarter. The Vikings got on the scoreboard first with a goal from Olivia Scola (‘15) with 4:1...

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Indecent Exposure: Swimsuit Edition

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Water Polo - Boys, Water Polo - Girls

Let’s be honest. It isn’t very often that you see a water polo player, swimmer, or diver not walking around in their revealing attire at practice. It’s simple: these sports have made us increasingly comfortable with fewer clothes on. Commonly known as a “deck change”, more and more aquatic...

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Girls’ varsity water polo coach resigns

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
September 26, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Former varsity girls' water polo coach Danny Dye resigned following the 8-3 loss to Saratoga this Thursday afternoon. He announced that he was leaving in a team meeting following the game. "I think that Danny is a very compassionate man and I really respect his decision to do what he thought was best...

Girls’ water polo drops league opener 13-1 to Gunn

Girls’ water polo drops league opener 13-1 to Gunn

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
September 17, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Paly girls’ water polo team fell 13-1 to cross-town rival Gunn in their first league game on Tuesday night. The Lady Vikes got off to a slow start in the first quarter as Gunn won the first sprint and scored the first goal of the quarter. The first goal was followed by a missed shots from both Tit...

Girls’ water polo loses 9-8 to San Benito in first round of CCS

Girls’ water polo loses 9-8 to San Benito in first round of CCS

Chris Smith, Staff Writer
November 7, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

On Tuesday evening with the season on the line, it was a battle to the bitter end but the Lady Vikes came up short as the Haymakers advanced. Katie Francis (‘15) scored with 23 seconds left in the game to tie it up but the Haymakers came right back to score the game winning goal taking the 9-8 victory. Defense...

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