Girls water polo team wins in double-overtime


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Senior Jory Gould, four year player and captain takes a shot completing her full line of stats. The Lady Aves are currently 21-3 and are undefeated against all water polo teams in Cincinnati.

The lady aqua-aviators had the audience on the edge of their seats in Milford. With goalie Abigail Hausfeld out and injured, former goalie Jessica Wei stepped in to help out the goal.
Because of this, the field players were lacking, as Wei is normally a vital starter. In place of Wei, senior Nicole Gangl served as a starter.
SHS took an early lead, but Milford caught up in the second half due to various offensive fouls committed by our ladies. By the end of a very tense fourth quarter, the Milford Eagles and the Aviators were tied 6-6.
Both teams then scored two more goals, tying the score, 8-8. Usually, after the first period of overtime, a shootout takes place, but instead, the game went into sudden death, meaning the next team to score would win.
Wei said, “I am so glad we didn’t go into a shootout, since I am not the regular goalie, it would have put extra stress on my shoulders. I’m not sure I would be able to handle all the pressure.”
After three unsuccessful offensive drives from both team, senior Paige Parr broke away from her defender and scored the game winning goal.
Parr said, “It felt so good to score the winning goal in such a close game. I am glad we could maintain our goal of going undefeated against all teams in Cincinnati.”
Senior Jory Gould had her best game of the season so far, scoring a “full line” on the statistics: a goal, a block, a steal, and assist, and a kickout drawn.
Gould Said, “I am glad I got a full line because it only adds to my repertoire of stats to send to prospective colleges. It will definitely give me an edge against other athletes competing for athletic scholarships.”