Varsity girls’ water polo loses to Charter Oak 7-11
Varsity girlsâ€™ water polo fell short against Charter Oak 7-11, on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Diamond Bar.
Walnut started the first quarter with two early points by wing junior Angelica Quesada. However, the Chargers responded with four consecutive scores to lead 2-4. Goalkeeper freshman Roxanne Lindy ended the quarter by blocking two shot attempts from Charter Oak.
Allowing the Chargers to score three uninterrupted points, Walnut finished the second quarter scoreless, 2-7.
â€śItâ€™s always really good to keep a positive mind before you enter a game. Even though we lost this game, we still had a really positive mind, and it really did good for us in the first quarter because we got the first two goals,â€ť captain driver junior Lauren Carlton said.
The third quarter began with a point for Walnut by captain set junior Erin De Anda. The Chargers countered with two more goals. Carlton then scored another point for the Mustangs, bringing the score to 4-9.
A minute into the fourth quarter, captain point senior Nikki Rubio scored for Walnut. Two minutes in, Carlton also gained a point for the Mustangs, closing in on the Chargers, 6-10. However, the Chargers and Carlton each scored another point respectively, and the game ended 7-11.
â€śIn the beginning of the game, I wasnâ€™t very positive of how the outcome would be and how we would play, but I was pleasantly surprised we did so well. Last time we played them, we let [Charter Oakâ€™s] name get to our head, and this game, I donâ€™t think we did that,â€ť De Anda said. â€śThe girls really picked it up, and they were hyped throughout the whole game. They didnâ€™t give up, and theyâ€™re taking a lot more shots. In the beginning of the season, a lot of the girls were afraid to shoot, they would get the ball and look to pass, but now theyâ€™re looking at the cage.â€ť
The Mustangs will play an away game against Chino on Thursday, Feb. 11.
By Melissa Kim, Staff writer
Photo by Sajid Iqbal