Photo by Estefany Pena-Cornejo
Parkrose water polo has two games left in the season. Playoffs begin Nov. 3.
The stands erupt into cheers yet again as Parkrose High School’s water polo team scores another goal.
The Parkrose water polo team is undefeated, with a league score of 15-0, including a win against Grant High School Oct. 18. The team also won a tournament a few weeks ago.
The team this year is solid, consisting of many experienced players. In addition to the boys, several girls have joined the boys’ water polo team, since there are not enough girls to fill a team. Seniors Sadie McElhaney, Lily Whitney, Jenny Ho and Kirsten Dahlen play with the boys, with McElhaney being the only one on varsity.
“[Experience] has definitely helped but I think our training and work ethic has helped us even more,” junior Joe Lundberg said.
“Our goal is to win it all, one last shot to bring parkrose a banner and we’re proving we mean business, one game at a time,” Lundberg said.
The team practices twice a day except on Wednesdays, and usually there are multiple games per week.
As with many teams, their one main goal is to make it as far as they can, hopefully winning state. Senior and captain Thomas Grant said the team has a realistic shot at winning.
“We’ve got a lot of talent. I go into every game knowing that if we play our best, we’ll win,” Grant said.