BY KAYLA LOKEINSKY
The Cooper City High boys and girls water polo teams have been dominating the pool. With the regular season at an end and districts just around the corner for the Cowboys, let’s take a look back at both teams success this season.
The girl’s water polo team ended the regular season with 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 and they have certainly met and surpassed expectations, defeating teams that they had lost to in the previous season, including their biggest regional competitors: Hollywood Hills High School and Cypress Bay High School.
The game against Cypress Bay was by far the most exciting of the season, with the score 3-3, thanks to both teams tight defense, the match was sent into sudden death overtime. The Cowboys scored and the game ended 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 boy’s water polo team also achieved unprecedented success 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 going back and forth between both teams 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.