Lady Scots pull through

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Senior Chloe Scott takes a shot on the Aragon goal during the Scots' 8-5 win.

Kian Karamdashti, ScotCenter Sports

Girls Varsity Water Polo scrapped through a tough, physical game Wednesday to defeat Aragon 8-5 in San Mateo.

After not being able to practice for two days due to a broken pool, the Lady Scots seemed to have a slow start to the game and went down 2-0 early in the first quarter.

“Yes, we did have a bit of a slow start, but I think part of it was due to the fact that we haven’t been able to get in the water for two days.” said Coach Bernice O’Connor.

The Lady Scots, however, soon found their stroke, and were able to tie the game up at three by halftime thanks to the  defense of junior Lauren Racioppi and two goals by junior Kristen Denney.

At the start of the third quarter, the Lady Scots seemed to come out with a new mindset to out muscle Aragon on every possession. Dominating the game, the Lady Scots were able to cruise to an 8-5 victory behind four more goals by Kristen Denney, tallying up her goal total to six for the game.

“I think our aggression was a key into how we won.” said junior Emily Rudger. “Today felt a little bit off at the beginning because we haven’t been able to practice, but we were eventually able to play our game.”

Spectator and sophomore Roy Lin called the game “exciting” and was “impressed by the teamwork” shown in the game to edge out the victory.

When asked if she thought the team could use this game as momentum going forward, Emily Rudger said, “Yes, definitely!”

With the win, the Lady Scots record has moved up to 2-3 in league play. They will try to continue their winning ways next Wednesday when they head over to Sequoia to take on the rival Cherokees.