The JV girls water polo team gather for a group huddle as the time until their game runs out. Captains, Sarah Baxter and Ava Preininger lead the chant.“GB on me GB on three! One, two, three. GB!” shouts the whole team
The JV girls water polo team gather for a group huddle as the time until their game runs out. Captains, Sarah Baxter and Ava Preininger lead the chant.“GB on me GB on three! One, two, three. GB!” shouts the whole team
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Photo Story: JV Girls Water Polo

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  • The JV girls water polo team watch in anticipation as the varsity team gets back in the water to continue the game after halftime.“Let’s go girls!” yells Tyson Frenn, the varsity coach.

  • Ananya Iyengar sits on the bench, observing the game, and waiting to be put in.

  • Samantha (Sammy) Wardlow, the goalie for the JV team, dives for the ball after a shot was taken by a teammate during practice.“It was a good block.” said Alexa Rincon Gallardo, the player who made the throw.

  • Alexa Rincon Gallardo warms up before the last game of a tournament by passing the ball around with teammates in the warm-up pool.

  • The team gathers at the side of the pool at half-time to discuss game strategies. Sarah Baxter, the co-captain, sits on the edge to cool down after two fast-paced quarters. “Can someone pass me my water?” asked Baxter as she climbed out onto the deck.

  • The JV team practices the “sprint,” the first play of a water polo game. Players race to the middle of the pool and fight for possession of the ball to begin the quarter.

  • The JV team practices the “sprint,” the first play of a water polo game. Players race to the middle of the pool and fight for possession of the ball to begin the quarter.

  • Ellie Ortman practices her shooting skills on the backup goalie, Ella Green. “Shoot!” yells Green.

  • Players rest on the bench as their coach hypes them up with a pep talk for the next quarter of the game.“We can do this. We just need to go back to the fundamental basics.” said Sean Greeley, the JV girls coach.

  • Georgia Watson, a freshman on the team, poses for an underwater headshot before her last game of the season against El Camino. “Can you get one of me underwater?” asks Watson.

  • During the last practice of the season, Taylor Woodson, a freshman polo player, practices her shots at the Granite Bay High School pool.

  • Watson warms up in the practice pool alongside other teammates as they head into their last game of the day at a Rio Americano tournament.

  • Woodson takes a well-aimed corner shot and scores during a practice scrimmage. “Yes!” cheers Ella Green, a friend and teammate of Woodson.

  • As the season is coming to a close, the JV girls lined up on the edge of the pool, listening to their team captains give an encouraging pep talk and preparing for their final game as a team.

  • As the season is coming to a close, the JV girls lined up on the edge of the pool, listening to their team captains give an encouraging pep talk and preparing for their final game as a team. “Ok guys, Let’s do this.” said Baxter, a co-captain.

  • The JV girls water polo team gather for a group huddle as the time until their game runs out. Captains, Sarah Baxter and Ava Preininger lead the chant.“GB on me GB on three! One, two, three. GB!” shouts the whole team

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Shelby Adamson, Staff Writer
Shelby Adamson is a freshman and this is her first year on the Granite Bay Today staff.

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