Water Polo Team Makes a Splash This Season

Richard Araujo, Sports Editor

Last year the Varsity Water Polo team was eliminated from the Garden State Championships after winning only one of their four games. This year, the team outplayed three strong teams and placed second.

“Coming from a season where we basically placed last, to coming second this year, I am glad with this year’s results,” said senior captain Daryl Corprew.

The water polo team lost its first game against Germantown (PA). Following the loss, the team won three consecutive games; one of the games against rival, Lawrenceville. Then, the streak was broken by Malvern Prep.

Two days after that loss, the Gray Bees participated in the Beast of the East Tournament, where they won three and lost three games.

After the tournament, the team alternated between winning and losing the next six games. The Gray Bees’ worst nightmare, Pingry, defeated them twice.

The team defeated Pennington and Horace Mann before the State Championship, which took place October 28-29.

Anticipating the championship matches motivated the team. “This tournament was all we practiced for,” said Daryl.

Although the tournament began with another loss from Pingry, the Gray Bees went on a winning streak, crushing Pennington, St. Peter’s Prep and Lawrenceville. Now the team was up against undefeated Pingry for the championship.

The Gray Bees stepped into their battle with heart, but Pingry won the title.

“I was glad with year’s results, not satisfied,” Daryl said.

The team ended the season with 15 wins and 12 losses.