Women score big in tourney

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After starting the season with some up and downs, the Lady Mustangs Water Polo team found its rhythm in the water by winning seven in a row, including four at the San Diego Mesa Tournament.

waterpolo“We didn’t have a lot of preparation because we had some conference games three weeks prior,” said Head Coach Nathan Varosh. “We were kind of just preparing for those, so everything for the tournament came out of those conference games.”

The tournament ran Oct. 2-3.

The team picked up its first win by dominating San Diego Miramar with a score of 13-2.

In the second game, the women picked up 11 goals during the second and third periods to pull away from the Cerrito Falcons 15-4

“Friday night we went to dinner and we had a nice long meeting about being complacent,” said Varosh. “It was a great team bonding experience. I

think it all kind of clicked.”
The ladies pushed aside Palomar College 16-9. The win set up a showdown with tournament

host San Diego Mesa.
“We were very positive going in. We started off

our season really strong so far. I think that we have a lot of confidence in our abilities,” said Sopho- more Lauren Plunkett. “Going in, especially in the championship game, we already won three games. We were really pumped.”

“We knew we had a tough opponent,” said Dal- lyce Margion. “It was not going to be easy at all”

After a back and forth game that needed over- time to determine a winner, the ladies were able to hang on and defeat the hosting team 9-8.

Even with the victory, the team knows there are more games to play this season.

“We know teams that we will be playing the next few weeks will be competitive just like Mesa,” said Margion. “We are taking that as we can work to- gether by coming out strong, finishing strong.”