Girls Water Polo finishes strong
After a 3-7 record in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) this year, the Northwood Girls Water Polo team is looking to continue developing its program after a much improved season.
In their second game facing the Woodbridge Warriors, the Timberwolves were able to come out with a key win in overtime.
“It was definitely nerve racking, but we just gave it our all for six more minutes. It was the best offensive we’ve ever played as a team, and we knew if we lost this game, our team goal for going to CIF wouldn’t be reached. So everyone gave their 100 percent and kept focusing on the game until it was over,” junior Ashley Lee said.
After competing in various weekend tournaments, the Timberwolves continue to push each other and work hard as a team to improve their skills and team dynamic.
“I think our team this year has been the strongest it’s ever been. One thing that really helped us was bonding over hell week during winter break when we practiced six and a half hours a day Monday through Saturday,” Lee said.
Many attribute the team’s recent success to Northwood alumni and head coach Kyle Kim-E.
“Our team has definitely gotten better. I think it’s because our coaching staff has finally been set. We have had five coaches in the past four years and for the past two years, Coach Kyle has stayed and really worked with the team,” senior captain Katie Monjay said.
The team is determined to continue on the path of improvement and hopes to see more success in the coming years.