Women’s water polo finish off strong


Both teams Rio Hondo and Cerritos College during a timeout. Head coach Sergio Macias talking to players about the next steps to take during the game. Photo credit: Scarled Murillo

Nicholas Johnson

The women’s water polo team had its first home game on Wednesday, Sept. 20 against Rio Hondo College

Attackers Elisa Prohroff and Isabella Sierra scored the first two points in three minutes of the match.

The first match ended with a score of eight to zero.

Rio Hondo struggled with scoring points to catch up and take the lead.

After calling a quick timeout to talk to their coaches, Rio Hondo started off the second match and the Falcon’s took it away from them quickly.

Rio Hondo scored its first point in the last 30 seconds of the second match after having a hard time scoring points earlier for their team.

The second quarter ended with Falcons taking the lead 12-1, with Hailey Rabb, one of the key players, scoring the last point for the second match.

Rio Hondo scored their last three points in this match, ending with 16-4.

Vanessa Perez, attacker, scored the last two point in the last four and a half minutes of the game, which made the final score 20-4.

Sergio Macias, head coach, said, “We had a tough weekend at the Riverside Tournament and those four games prepared us for today.”

He mentioned how their weaknesses were exposed over this past weekend and he went over it with the team briefly.

Ivanna Tostado, goalie, said, “At first I felt nervous — then toward the end, I started feeling a lot stronger.”

She mentioned how the last tournament helped prepare the team for this game and how the team collaborated together effectively.

Isabella Sierra, attacker, says that she felt that Rio Hondo was being aggressive due to the Falcons winning and that they do not let it get the best of them and she felt the game was intense, competitive and “awesome” in so many ways.

She feels that communication and being on the same page is important in order for the team to improve together.

Rabb said, “I think we have a chance coming for conference if we can cooperate and help each as a team.”

They will have another home match on Wed., Sept. 27 against Chaffey College at 3 p.m..

There will be an alumni match on Sat., Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.

Their lead overall is 4-3.