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Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Paly Girls Water Polo Defeat Lynbrook in League Opener, 9-3

Ben Cleasby and Ethan Stern

September 16, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Palys girls water polo team triumphed over Lynbrook 9-3 in their first league home game held at Gunn High School. Paly started the game off with strong defensive play by holding Lynbrook to two goals at the half. The offense was led by Gigi Rojahn (‘16) who had three goals giving the team a 4-2...

Girls water polo preview

Girls water polo preview

Quinn Knoblock, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

As the fall season comes upon us, there are many new things to expect from upcoming sports. With the Paly gym and pool under construction, many fall sports are relocating their practices and home games to Gunn High School, including girls’ water polo. “The new pool will make an impact on us with...

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Female Underclassman of the Year: Sophie Frick

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

May 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball - Girls, Featured Athlete, Paly Athletic Awards, Softball, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

  Sophie Frick (‘18) stepped foot on the Palo Alto High School campus with a pre-determined expectation to be a talented athlete. With two older siblings, Andrew Frick (‘14) who played football, lacrosse and wrestling then went on to play football in college, and Madeline Frick (‘17) who...

Girls’ water polo triumphs 9-8 over Carlmont

Girls’ water polo triumphs 9-8 over Carlmont

Paige Bara and Meredith Kinnaman

November 13, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto girls' water polo team defeated Carlmont 9-8 in CCS semi-finals on thursday under the Paly pool lights. The Lady Vikes started the game off strong as Gigi Rojhan (’16) won first sprint. Soon after Joanna Falla (’17) blocked the Scotts' first shot of the game. After a string of fouls...

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Girls’ water polo sustains tough loss to Gunn on senior night

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The Palo Alto High School girls' water polo team fell to the Gunn Titans 7-2 at Paly on Thursday’s senior night. The Titans were first to score with 5:32 to play in the first quarter, and scored again in the second quarter. Katie Francis (‘16) scored with 1:35 to go in the half bringing the score...

Girls’ water polo wins 12-7 against Woodside in first round of CCS

Girls’ water polo wins 12-7 against Woodside in first round of CCS

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor

November 11, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

Girls’ water polo triumphed over Woodside in the first round of CCS, finishing the game 12-7. “There was a lot of energy in the game, and we were able to make plays which led to goals,” Katie Francis (‘16) said. “We kept pushing throughout the entire game.” Although the Wildcats had...

Girls water polo shuts down Mountain View 7-4

Girls water polo shuts down Mountain View 7-4

Meredith Kinnaman and Paige Bara

October 21, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Water Polo - Girls

The girls’ water polo added another win to their now 6-7 record following their defeat over Mountain View, 7-4. “I thought the team did really well all of our shots were good and same with our counters” Katie Francis (‘16) The Vikings came out strong in the first three minutes with a quick...

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...

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