Water polo loses decisive match


McDaniel’s Photography

Senior Laura Setser gears up to shoot at her game against Princeton. This game was Setser’s last game as she will not be able to attend state championships. She is a three year member of the team and loves to shoot. She is one of the team’s leading scorers.

Caroline Veraldo, Sports Chief

After a major tournament win and two decisive victories against the Cincinnati Mavericks and the Kilbourne Wolves, the SHS ladies water polo team reached a difficult spot in their season when they played the Princeton Vikings on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The team was missing some of its key players due to Yom Kippur, so Abigail Hausfeld, the varsity goalie, had to play for both junior varsity and varsity. She did not, however, get to play both games due to a head injury she received during the JV game.
With their best goalkeeper unavailable, the team was at a disadvantage against their opponent. In addition to this disadvantage for SHS, Princeton was at an advantage because it was their senior night. Many of the players would argue that they felt like the referees were biased against SHS in order to give Princeton a win for their seniors.
“I am really mad about some of the calls that were made against us. I feel like we played fair and Princeton did not,” said Sarah Abraham, 11.
Although the team tried really hard to pull out a victory, they just could not overcome the obstacles they were presented with. They were defeated by the Vikings seven to six.
“Even though we lost I am really excited to move forward. Our next match will be at the state tournament, and that is where the competition really starts,” said Meegan Gould, 11.
Going into the state tournament, the team is ranked sixth in the state. Their first match will be against Milford.
“I am really looking forward to play Milford at state. It is a team we love to play and love to beat,” said Sydney Klein, 12.