Home sweet home: water polo gets win


Dale Horne

Senior Paige Parr is swiming off for the ball. This is Parr’s second year on water polo, along with her second year on Varsity. Her cap number is number 4.

Sarah Abraham, staff writer

The David McLennan Invitational gave the Lady Aves a victory after a year hiatus of not hosting the tournament.

Teams invited were from all around the state, including 2014 state runner ups Napoleon High School. also AMDG(Mt. Norte Dame High School and St. Ursuline Academy) Thomas Worthington, Mason, Worthington Kilbourne, Milford, Sylvania, and Princeton High Schools.

Senior Paige Parr said, “It was a great tournament, it ran really well. It was our first time winning our home tournament in a while, and since we did not have one last year.”

The girls team played their first game on Friday  against AMDG and won 10-6. The second game of the night, was against the Napoleon Wildcats, who defeated the team a week before 7-6, at the Ohio Cup. The girls defeated Napoleon 13-2 that night.

Parr said, “It was an amazing experience. The games were all so intense, I am glad we played Napoleon and Mason again after what happened at the Ohio Cup. This win just shows other teams to watch out for us as we enter state in the next few weeks.”

The tournament took place on Friday Sept. 25 to Saturday

Senior Courtney Reardon said, “It was an exciting tournament. All the games were really intense. I am glad we won the tournament on my senior year.”

The girls played the next day in the championship bracket, against Mason and Milford.

Their first game, was against Mason, where they won 4-3.

Later that day Mason played Milford, where the Mason Comets won 5-3. That night for the championship game, Milford played SHS, to determine first place.

The girls team came out with a final win of 10-5 against Milford, winning their home tournament, with Mason getting 2nd and Milford getting 3rd.

Senior Jory Gould said, “It was very exciting. We have not won our own tournament in a long time.”