Water Polo teams begin practicing for upcoming tournaments

Senior Will Koelzer hits the ball during a water polo tournament.

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Senior Will Koelzer hits the ball during a water polo tournament.

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Once swim season ends, water polo begins. Water polo is similar to basketball mixed with soccer, but the entire game is played in the water.

The players have already started practicing for the tournaments that began this week. They practice every evening from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“First, we warm up with different conditioning laps,” senior Emely Guardado said. “Then, we do different drills and we scrimmage.”

According to junior Maddie Jacks, the main drills the players work on is passing and shooting drills.

“We mainly do drills to get familiar with different techniques,” Guardado said.

Each player has their own personal goal. Jacks hopes to improve her overall playing strategy with the team whereas Guardado wants to be more aggressive. Even though each player has their own personal goal, the main goal for the team remains the same.

“We want to go to state for sure,” junior Sophie Gibson said.