FHS Girls Water Polo vs. Santa Paula High School

Submitted by Coach Lindsey Cota

We’ve had more interest from students this year and have managed to retain enough players to field both JV and Varsity level teams. As a whole, we are a young team with many first year players. There was an obvious difference in last Thursday’s game against Santa Paula between the two teams. I believe that we have more athletic ability on our team this year than we’ve ever had before so the biggest difference lies in the experience levels. Yesterday was Santa Paula’s 11th game of the season while it was only our first. Now having seen what a difference more playtime can mean, our girls are eager to come back to practices ready to put in some hard work.

With the help of our FHS Athletic Booster Club, we are going to be competing in the Claremont Water Polo Tournament in January. This will be the first year a Fillmore girls water polo team has competed in a tournament, so I’m looking forward to the experiences that will bring them, I am also hoping that it can help light a fire under these girls so they really attack this season, start setting higher goals, and realize how capable they really are.

This season our team should see a substantial amount of improvement from start to finish, and I can’t wait for this season to really get going for our girls. Final Scores: JV lost 2 – 14 & Varsity lost 19-6.