Girls water polo experiences defeat against Oilers

Senior Michelle Martinez (7) plays defense while senior Jessenia Barbarena (10) and sophomore Zoe Atkins  (2) look on. THE AZTEC/CRISTINA GONZALES
Senior Michelle Martinez (7) plays defense while senior Jessenia Barbarena (10) and sophomore Zoe Atkins
(2) look on. THE AZTEC/CRISTINA GONZALES

Keppel’s Varsity Girls Water Polo team scored two goals against the opposing team from Montebello High School on Wednesday, January 13. e game ended with final standings at 2-18.

Even though Keppel lost the game, the team’s defense improved as the game went on. In the first half of the game, Montebello made 11 shots, while Keppel scored 0. en, in the second half, Montebello scored 9 more points, and Keppel’s offense succeeded with 2 scored points. Senior Jessenia Barbarena scored the first point, and Zoe Atkins made the second goal.

Senior Caitlyn Gonzales is proud of the team’s increase in defense as the game progressed. However, she feels that the team can try to “make more shots and work on accuracy” as well as “try to improve reaction time.”

In accordance with their teammate, Juniors Vienna Tan and Elizabeth Melendrez agree that their “defense improved as the game went on,’ and they think the team could try “being more open for the ball” while also working to improve the accuracy of their attempted shots.

Although they did not beat Montebello, the team is proud of what it did accomplish and of its hard work as the game continued. e team is ready to continue improvement for its next game.

Cristina Gonzales
Asst. A&E/Features Editor at The Aztec

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