Another big night for the Clairemont Girl’s Water Polo team as they took down the Mission Bay Bucs 20-7 in the battle for pool supremacy! Huge offensive nights from Juniors Shea Herndon and Kaitlyn Heindl, who scored 7 and 6 goals respectively, paced the Lady Chieftains on offense while Junior Phoebe Currigan lead the team with 6 assists and 6 steals.
After a sloppy start in the first couple of minutes forced coach Kienle to call an early time out, the Lady Chieftains came alive to shred the Buccaneers defense 7-0 by the end of the quarter. Clairemont continued to roll through the second quarter, extending their lead to 10-0 before Mission Bay finally broke through.
After the Chieftain defense had only surrendered 3 shots on cage in the first half, the Lady Bucs found a grove in the third quarter, taking advantage of some sloppy defense by the Chiefs to score 5 goals and pull within 6. But the Lady Chiefs shook it off and put the game to bed in the fourth behind a hat trick from Junior Fiona Flanagan and Clairemont rolled to a comfortable 20-7 victory.
Goals – Shea Herndon (7), Kaitlyn Heindl (6), Fiona Flanagan (4), Phoebe Currigan (2), Noel Toson (1)
Assists – Phoebe Currigan (6), Calli Brown (4), Fiona Flanagan (3), Ashlynn Sauerwein (2), Kaitlyn Heindl (1), Shea Herndon (1)
Steals – Phoebe Currigan (6), Fiona Flanagan (4), Shea Herndon (3), Ashlynn Sauerwein (2), Allison Cunningham (2), Kaitlyn Heindl (2), Calli Brown (2), Noel Toson (1)
Saves – Lilly Fulton (5)
The Clairemont Varsity Girl’s Water Polo team improves to 9-5 on the season and 4-0 in league. Up next, the girls face off with #4 ranked Cathedral Catholic in a big non-league match this Saturday at 11:30am. Game is at Cathedral, so COME ON OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LADY CHIEFTAINS!!!!