Water polo swims back after losing seniors


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Sarah Abraham, 11 looks to pass the ball to a teammate. Abraham is one of the perimeter player starters for the 2016 season. She also swims competitively and plays water polo for the Moose Water Polo Club team.

After finishing second in the state in 2015, the girls water polo team graduated nine seniors last year, leaving the team with a deficit in experienced players.

“This year, we have a lot of second year or third year players as opposed to last year when our entire starting lineup was four year players. We have to work really hard to get the newer players up to speed,” said Abigail Hausefeld, 11.

Despite facing the obstacle of overcoming the loss of seniors, the team has proven that they can compete with the top teams in the state.

The team competed in the annual Milford High School tournament on Sat., Aug. 27. The results are as follows:

  • 12-4 loss to Upper Arlington High School
  • 8-4 loss to Napolean High School

“Even though we lost some games, we were still extremely competitive with the teams. I think that with a little more practice we will definitely be able to win those games that we lost,” said Sarah Abraham, 11.

Looking forward, the team will compete in the Ohio Cup Tournament in Columbus, Ohio on Sat., Sept. 17 and Sun., Sept. 18.

“We have a lot more opportunities to play these teams. Every time we go out there, we are going to try to win the game and I think this weekend we will definitely win some games,” Abraham said.