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Girls’ Water Polo Falls to Gunn 8-6

Girls' Water Polo Falls to Gunn 8-6

Lauren Daniel, Features Editor, Business Manager

October 6, 2017

The girls’ varsity water polo team fell to Gunn Thursday night by a score of 8-6. Although they did not end up victorious, the Vikes put up a great fight and the score reflected a huge improvement from their first meeting with the Titans this season. The score remained extremely close throughou...

Girls’ Water Polo Defeats Saratoga 13-4

Sophie Frick ('18) looks to shoot

Lauren Daniel, Business Manager, Features Editor

September 20, 2017

Paly Girls’ Water Polo played Saratoga tonight and won by a score of 13-4. The game seemed pretty evenly matched during the first quarter, ending with a score of 3-2, with Paly up. Near the middle of the second quarter, the Vikings picked up steam and started dominating. This was sparked by Sophie Fri...

Girls Water Polo Season Preview

Girls Water Polo Season Preview

Maria Fletcher, Mallory Kuppe, Zach Phillips, and Lauren Daniel

August 31, 2017

Coming off a quarterfinal loss in last year’s Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, the driven Palo Alto High School girls’ varsity water polo team is hoping to translate their past success, and strengthen their weaknesses, in the coming season. With a reopened pool and new sports facility, the Peery Family C...

Lady Vikes’ water polo team falls 11-7 to Mountain View High School on senior night

Quinn Knoblock and Nick Smallwood

October 14, 2016

The girls’ water polo team suffered a tough loss on their senior night against the nearby Mountain View High School Spartans. The Vikings started off strong against the Spartans, going up 2-0 with two goals from Sabrina Hall (‘18). Mountain View, however, bounced back with an impressive half co...

Girls Water Polo wins close contest 6-5 against Gunn

Girls Water Polo wins close contest 6-5 against Gunn

Steven Marinkovich and Ben Cleasby

September 24, 2015

The Lady Vikes took down crosstown rivals Gunn 6-5 on Thursday evening at Gunn High School. The game started out fast as Gunn took a 2-0 lead three minutes into the first quarter.  A surge from the Vikings, that included two goals from Gigi Rojahn (‘16) saw them take a 3-2 lead going into the second...

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

Katie Francis ('16) scores a 5-meter penalty shot against Los Altos. Francis scored the third and final goal of the game, giving the Vikings the victory over the Eagles.

Alex Murray and Michael Pappas

October 2, 2014

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...

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

Emma Wolfe ('14) looks to shoot against Los Altos. The Vikings fell 8-4 Thursday night in the first round of the SCVAL tournament.

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013

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

Tess van Hulsen ('15) scores on a breakaway. Van Hulsen finished with five goals in the Paly loss.

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

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 ...

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

The Lady Vikes huddle up before their game against cross-town rival Gunn. This game was their first league game and also served as a foundation for improvement throughout the rest of the season.

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

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 dominates first round of league tournament

Spencer Drazovich, News Editor

November 1, 2012

The girls' water polo team demolished Wilcox this evening by a score of 15-3. This game marked the first step in their quest for a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League title. The Vikings jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Emma Wolfe ('14) put the first points on the board for the Vikings...

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