Women’s water polo in deep water

By: Teresa Acosta

During the second game of the Golden West College tournament the Huskies lost 18-3. The East Los Angeles College women’s water polo team struggled to stay afloat, scoring in only 2 of the 4 quarters on Saturday. They currently are 0-5.

In the third game of the season, ELAC Huskies played like an underdeveloped team of newbies. Much of this is a result of a delayed return to practices, and more than a few newcomers to the sport. The team started the season at least two months behind other schools because of construction and back-ordered materials. 

At the start of the game there was hope of a victory as ELAC scored a goal in the first 3 minutes, followed closely by a second goal. Unfortunately, they would not score again until the third quarter when the third and final goal was scored. The coaches seemed frustrated often having to remind the players where they should be or how they should be playing.

The Golden West Rustlers played like a more experienced team. There was just a noticeable difference in the way they moved around the court.

This game was the second of three games played and lost in the tournament at Golden West. The first game was against Riverside where the Huskies took a 19-3 loss and the last game was against Rio Hondo ending in a 14-0 loss.

Since this is the very beginning of the season, there is still time for the team to improve. Their focus should be on communication skills and to better understand the part each player plays during competition. 

Students can go and support the Huskies, many of the away water polo games are played outdoors. Currently, the home games are played indoors and ELAC is not allowing fans to attend these games. The next game will be in Long Beach, today at 3 p.m. and will also be broadcasted on http://www.sportsnetusa.net.

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