Girls Win NCS Polo Title

Girls Win NCS Polo Title

The girls’ water polo team defeated Miramonte in the North Coast Section Final at Acalanes on November 15.

It was a rocky start, with Miramonte leading 2-1. However, the Cougars turned the tables at 4-2 by the end of the half.

After a stalemate in the 3rd period, Campolindo scored 3 more goals in the 4th.  The final score was 7-4 in favor of the Cougars.

Head coach Kim Everist dove in with the rest of the girls team when the match ended. “It’s kind of a thing when we win,” explained sophomore goalie and field player Becca Buck. “She was really excited.”

The girl’s water polo team churned out 5 consecutive wins in the playoffs. Miramonte was close behind, with 4 wins and 1 loss.

Everist credited Miramonte for their performance and competition during the game. “They are our biggest rival,” she said. “Whenever we play, we know it’s going to be a battle.”

Buck also saw Miramonte as a great challenge. “They’re definitely a big competition because they’re our biggest rival, but we’ve played against them a lot. We knew what we needed, and we had our goals set in mind,” she said. “You prepare for a championship game, we went into it knowing it was going to be hard,” Everist added.

“I felt really good about how I played,” said Buck. “There’s not much I would change.”

Everist was slightly more critical of their execution. “I don’t know that today was our best played game,” she said. However, she did note that senior goalkeeper Maddy Tagg “had an outstanding day,” with a total of ten saves during the game.

After congratulating each other, both Miramonte and Campolindo received medals. Everist was handed the plaque for their third NCS Division III title. “It [felt] phenomenal,” Everist said.