Lady Mats Water Polo Dominates DFAL

Georgia Briskey

With NCS rapidly approaching, the women’s water polo team is stepping it up to prepare for upcoming games. Coming together as a team in and out of the pool, the Lady Mats are  dominating the competition.

On Oct. 13, Miramonte played big time rival Campolindo and suffered a 4-8 loss. Laurie Simon ‘13 and Sarah Furtado ‘11 each scored a goal, while Shelly Caron ‘11 scored two goals.

Although the Lady Mats lost to the Cougars, on Oct. 20 they traveled to Dougherty Valley for their last league game and wrecked the Wildcats 18-8. Many of the Lady Mats’ second-string players started and continued to score throughout the game.

he Lady Mats play as a team outside of the pool. A key part of the team this year is having a positive attitude, so they have developed a pre-game tradition of dancing to get pumped up.

“Dancing really psyches us up and mentally prepares us for the game ” said Allison Light ‘12.

The team room becomes a club, and Shakira’s “Waka Waka” becomes the heart-pumping jam that drives the players to dancing.

The team has made changes from last year due to the loss of key players like Maxine Sharf ‘10 and Haley Honens ‘10.

“The team has changed a lot this year with varsity and junior varsity becoming more unified. We are trying to make sure everyone is happy on the team,” said captain Molly Schoenfeld  ‘11.

All the players on the varsity team are vital, but Caron proves to be a must-have player. She is new this year to Miramonte, and has played for the Canadian National Team.

The women’s water polo team looks to be having an amazing season, and on Nov. 6 the Lady Mats play their NCS game.