By Jocelyn Garrity
Water polo had their NAIA invitational this last weekend. They won against Vanguard and lost against Cal Baptist, Concordia and Fresno Pacific. Head Coach Robert Fleming said from the beginning that winning wasn’t the main goal.
“We aren’t really nervous to play anyone, we are just excited to be playing here,” Fleming said. “Cal Baptist is the number one seed team, then us, Concordia, and Fresno. Definitely Cal Baptist is ranked the better team right now.”
Their first game against Vanguard was a very promising win of 13-7.
“We were able to find what we needed to do and the last 3 quarters we dominated the game pretty well,” Fleming said.
Michelle Lutz, a senior physical education major, can see their teams strengths and weaknesses.
“One of our strengths is working together as team, knowing where each other wants the ball and communicating. One of our weaknesses is getting the ball to that point and making better passes. Helping each other out on defense,” Lutz said.
Overall, the team seems grateful for each other.
“I am excited to be playing my last weekend of water polo, and I’m excited to be playing with the girls,” Lutz said.