Girls Water Polo Falls Short

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Kian Karamdashti, ScotCenter Sports

Girls varsity water polo could not continue their streak of success after losing 10-8 to the Burlingame Panthers at home on Wednesday afternoon.

Playing in their first game since their Wilcox Tournament triumph last weekend, the Scots struggled to overcome an early 4-1 first quarter deficit and were left frustrated by the amount of fouls called against them.

However the Scots rallied back behind junior Kristen Denney’s hat trick to level the game at 5 until a late third quarter push by the Panther’s gave them an 8-6 lead going into the final quarter.

Despite the high pressure and opportunities the Scots were creating at the offensive end in the fourth, the Scots found their shots hitting the post and the opposing goalie’s arms more often than the back of the net and ended up on the losing end of a 10-8 scoreline when the final horn blew.

“Yes we had several missed opportunities,” said Coach Bernice O’Connor, “but it’s a good thing because we can work on it in practice.”

With the loss, girls varsity has fallen to a 1-2 record but will look to bounce back next Wednesday when they take on Castilleja High at home.