Girls wapo wins districts

Alex Bolander, Staff Intern

The girls water polo team won the district championship on March 28 against Stoneman Douglas, 12-4.

The team was originally not able to participate in districts due to an insufficient number of opponents played. Florida High School Athletic Association rules require 10 games to be eligible for districts, but the team had played only eight. Coach Jennifer Pliske sent an appeal to the district.

“Going into the game that day was definitely exciting,” sophomore Amy Anderson said. “I was extremely excited when we won, our players did great. The game was also extra special because we originally thought we didn’t qualify for districts.”

The team built a 3-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and had a 10-2 lead going into the final quarter. 

“When we won, I was just so proud of my team and how well they played,” sophomore Emmy Melendez said. “Making it to the district (championship) was amazing because it meant that the season wasn’t over for us and we got to spend more time together.” 

The team moved on to regionals, losing in the quarterfinals April 4 against Dr. Krop High School 12-4.