Boys Varsity Water Polo Game vs Crescenta Valley


Harini Devaguptapu, Staff Writer

The Varsity Boys Water Polo game on Oct. 19 was a tight game with Arcadia High School’s (AHS) rival, Crescenta Valley High School (CVHS). Though the Apaches came away with a loss, this match proves that their loss can only motivate them for future games. The game ended with a score of 7-8, and created motivation for the team to start preparing for their preliminary finals.

The game started off intense, with both sides moving aggressively offensively trying to score early. Arcadia did well working as a team as they collectively worked to keep the ball away from the opposing team, and though they were losing, they were close behind CVHS with a score of 2-3.

With a good reflex, number 1A,  the goalie Warren Luc, guarded the goal well and blocked the ball as it came with speed and force. Number 8, Jaden Joemtree, scored the 5th point, leading the teams into halftime. During halftime, the team huddled together to discuss how they would approach the next half and make improvements in order to win the game. They were ready to battle the rest with spirit as they cheered, “1..2..3..Arcadia!”

The tension rose as the teams swam back to their respective sides and began the second half of the game. CVHS was picking up the game and scored twice in a row, changing the score 5 to 8. Despite the score, Arcadia was doing their very best to catch up and showed their eagerness to win. Number 2, Alan Yu, scored right past the goalie. As another round started number 8 managed to steal the ball from CVHS and score another goal. 

Although Arcadia lost, it was visible that the team was working hard and doing their best to succeed. Their eagerness to win made the game very interesting and exciting to watch and made us root for Arcadia even more. 

When asked about the game, Varsity Water Polo Coach Janice Clark expressed how she was “a little frustrated because it didn’t go the way it was supposed to. There were some good things but there were also some mistakes that the team made.” Clark states she is “proud of the defense and the people who came in before the buzzer hit” and took the ball away and she’s “hoping to do better in the next game”. 

This game against CVHS was a very interesting and exciting game to watch and Arcadia’s enthusiasm made it worthwhile. They are going to do great in the upcoming games, so check them out!

Photo by Lauryn Chao