In a thrilling matchup at the Highland Park Natatorium on Friday, September 8, 2023, the Highland Park Scots girls water polo team faced off against Prosper Walnut Grove and emerged victorious with a resounding score of 16-6. This win was not only a testament to their skill and teamwork but also solidified their position at the top of District 2-6A as they improved their district record to a perfect 3-0 at the halfway mark of district play.
From the very beginning of the game, it was evident that the Highland Park Scots were in control. They wasted no time asserting their dominance, scoring the first seven goals of the game. This early lead set the tone for the entire match and made it clear that the Scots were on a mission.
The game's scoring leaders were nothing short of outstanding. Junior captain Kylie Williams emerged as the game's top scorer, contributing an impressive 10 goals along with one assist. Her performance showcased her skill and leadership on the field.
Senior captain Campbell Schultz was also a force to be reckoned with, netting two goals and providing two crucial assists. Her contributions were essential in maintaining the Scots' momentum.
Lucy Zeng demonstrated her playmaking abilities with two assists, further fueling the team's offensive efforts.
Senior captain Sofia Patel was a key presence on both ends of the pool, recording three goals and an impressive four assists. Her solid center defense made it difficult for the opposition to find scoring opportunities.
Noemi Tsai contributed to the scoreboard with a well-executed goal, adding to the team's offensive prowess.
Ava Ramo displayed her teamwork by providing an assist, helping her teammates find scoring opportunities.
In the goalkeeping department, senior Gigi Margolis was a standout, showing incredible skill and composure. She allowed only two goals in the first half and a total of six throughout the game, effectively shutting down the Prosper Walnut Grove offense.
This comprehensive victory not only showcased the Highland Park Scots' offensive firepower but also their defensive prowess and teamwork. As they move forward in district play, their undefeated record and stellar performances have solidified their status as the team to beat in District 2-6A. The Highland Park Scots are undoubtedly on their way to a successful season with their eyes set on even greater achievements in the world of girls' water polo.