At Cooper City High School, the boys’ and girls’ water polo teams have been dominating the pool. As the regular season has come to an end and districts is just around the corner for the Cowboys, let’s take a look back at both teams’ undeniable success.
The girls’ water polo team currently maintains a record of 15-4, and is ranked second in their district. After coming in fourth place in the state last year, the Cowboys had a legacy to live up to as they entered the 2012 season. They have certainly met their expectations, defeating teams that they had lost to in the previous season, including their biggest regional competition: Hollywood Hills High School and Cypress Bay High School.
The game against Cypress Bay was by far the most exciting game of the season, with the score being 3-3 thanks to both teams tight defense. The match was sent into sudden death, where the first team to score wins. Thankfully, the Cowboys scored and the game ended with a final score of 4-3 in overtime. The Cowboys will now play South Broward High School on Tuesday, April 17 where they will compete for a spot in the district finals.
The boys’ water polo team has also achieved unprecedented success this season with an undefeated season! Despite losing their leading scorer last year as well as their starting goalie, the Cowboys rose to the occasion and have dominated the competition. Their game against Cypress Bay was also their most intense, with the lead constantly being switched between one team and the next, until the Cowboys scored with 26 seconds left. The boys hope to maintain their undefeated record in the district tournament as they, the first place team, take on the last place Flanagan High School Falcons.
Both teams have been striving toward one ultimate goal: to make it to states. Judging by both teams success so far, this dream will most likely become a reality.