Persistence and attitude prove to be game-changers in Stayers Waterpolo Tournament

On October 22nd, 2017, posted in: Featured, News, Sport, Waterpolo by

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The Wynberg Girls’ First Waterpolo Team  competed in the Somerset College Girls’ Stayers tournament which took place on the 21 and 22 October and we learn that persistence and attitude can be game-changers.

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Their first game was against Herschel. Although nervous, the girls still did their best against this tough team. Unfortunately, they were defeated 1-9.  Their next game was played against Somerset College. It was extremely tight throughout the game, and the end result was a 2-2 draw. Feeling a bit down from the previous two games, the girls went into their final game of the day against Rhenish with a fighting spirit. All girls worked throughout the game, doing what needed to be done and putting the ball in the back of the net. When the final buzzer went off the score was 8-4 to Wynberg.

The next day, the girls played a quarter final against Pearson Invitational. Everyone pushed themselves during this game as they knew it would not be easy. Still, with all the effort, they lost 4-2. After losing the quarter final, they played their semi final against Rhenish. They knew that they were able to beat them as they had done the previous day. The girls went into the game with confidence – an attitude which prevailed throughout – and earned our team a 4-0 win. The final game of the tournament was against Somerset College. After a long and gruelling tournament, the girls managed to find the energy and spirit to beat Somerset College 2-0, which landed them in 5th place overall.

Olivia Walker