Wolverines struggle outside of league play

Ellis Becker

Coming off of an undefeated streak in regular season play, the girls’ water polo team had an underwhelming performance at the 2017 Southern California Championship on Feb. 2-4.

After dominating the Mission League, the Wolverines struggled against teams in higher divisions, ending the tournament with a 3-2 record and placing 25th out of 32 teams.

In the first round, the squad fell to Dos Pueblos 13-2, and went on to lose against Coronado 14-6 in the next. The squad won its next two games against Edison 6-4 and Woodrow Wilson Classical 8-3. In their final match, the Wolverines beat Long Beach Polytechnic 7-5 to take 25th place overall.

The players said they hope to improve upon their performance and prepare for the Mission League tournament on Feb. 7-9, in which the players will compete for the Mission League title.