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Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

Viking Magazine

Palo Alto High School's sports news magazine

Viking Magazine

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Girls water polo claim another victory against newcomers Fremont.
Grace Gormley

Paly girls water polo played in their third game of the league season on Thursday night against Fremont, one of two new additions to the SCVAL league this season. 

Fremont was a team not many sides knew about coming into the year as it was Palys’ first time playing the school, causing some unsureness about their tactics and style of play. 

The Vikings ended up taking an early lead of 4-0 in the first quarter and ultimately winning the game 9-1, handling it with a display of the teams’ bravura as they took a strong start to the season.

The emphasis of the night seemed to be improvement as a team, as the Vikings went about the game with fluidity, focusing on how to better each component of their play as the season progresses.

“Our main goal from Thursday’s game was to work together as a team, especially on the offensive side,” sophomore Scarlett Frick said. 

Even though Paly scored 9, triumphing over Fremont handily, the Vikings never gave up their mindset of development. This intense mentality for the Vikings has been shown clearly as they constantly look to improve; a recurring theme across the season for this team.

“It wasn’t our best game, we weren’t very focused,” sophomore Grace Henderson said. “We have been working very hard in practice.”

Overall, the Vikings conveyed their excitement for the season to continue and put their hard work on display

“I think we played well tonight but there is always room for improvement, and I’m excited to see how we work together as the season goes on,” junior Gin Williams said.

The Vikings handled the game well to start match week two, as they move on in the season encouragingly.


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About the Contributors
Roan Haney, Staff Writer
Hi, I'm Roan, a junior and this is my first year on the Viking Magazine. I've been a water polo player and swimmer for Paly since freshman year, and I've been swimming since I was a little kid. I like all sports, but some of my favorites to watch are basketball, soccer, and football.
Grace Gormley, Editor-in-Chief
Hi! I'm Grace, Editor-in-Chief for Viking's 2023-2024 school year. I am a four-year member of the Paly varsity swim team, and I also played water polo for Paly as well. I also am on the  Speech and Debate team and president of Best Buddies club. Fun Fact: I'm the third Gormley sibling on Viking!

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