Wrap-up: Girls’ water polo defeats Nordhoff 18-11

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Wrap-up: Girls’ water polo defeats Nordhoff 18-11

Joshua Modglin

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On Thursday, the Foothill girls’ water polo team competed against Nordhoff High School at their fifth home game of the season. Foothill defeated Nordhoff with a final score of 18-11.

Sophomore Meagan McKillican was Foothill’s lead scorer, scoring nine of the team’s goals. Senior Ariana Singer scored six times. Sophomore Lezly Plahn, freshman Josie Thorp and freshman Jaina Malach each scored once.

According to Coach Samantha Ebberson, the most exciting play of the game was when Singer “spun a girl [on the opposing team]” and drew an ejection, which is when a player is taken out of the game for thirty seconds for playing rough.

Ebberson said that “the girls did great” and believes the team is successful.

“We’re in the home stretch of the season and the girls are rocking it out there,” said Ebberson.

Despite the victories, Ebberson still believes the girls need to work on fixing the “same silly mistakes.”

“[They need to] look before [they] pass, hit a high corner when shooting, [and] call for help if [they] need it,” said Ebberson.

Foothill now has a league record of seven wins, zero losses, and an overall record of 22 wins, three losses.

The team will compete against Carpinteria High School on Friday at their sixth home game of the season, held at the Ventura Aquatic Center.

Ebberson hopes to place well in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship games and to never give up.

“Our goals are to keep pushing. Staying fresh; whether that means new plays or new tactics,” said Ebberson. “Being ready for anything to be thrown our way during CIF. Taking it one game at a time.”

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