BY HANNAH EUBANKS
The CCHS Girls and Boys water polo teams headed to the district meet on Tuesday, March 28. The season’s accomplishments, hardwork, and talent were put to the test as both, girls and boys headed into their first game, semifinals. In order to move on and claim their so wanted, “district champion” title, the Cowboys had to win in order to advance. Sure enough, Girls and Boys won their games, and headed into district finals. This has been the goal all season, to defend their title and take home victory. Unfortunately, the boys did not win, but the girls went in and knew what they wanted and were not going to stop until they were the champions, with this plan and mindset in place, the CCHS girls water polo districts champions.
At semifinals, the boys were faced to play the Cypress Bay Lightning once again. The Cowboys were determined to go to district finals and came out strong, gaining a 5-0 lead in the first quarter. The Cowboys dominated throughout the whole game giving up only 3 goals. The Boys won with a score of 13-3, and were not headed to district finals. Pembroke Pines Charter, rained on the CCHS parade of victory in the district final. It was a hard fought game and the Cowboys even got 4 goals in. The final score was 15-4 as charter defeated the Cowboys. Although this was a loss, it is not something to be humiliated about for this team. Showing how they improved all season and even made it to the District Semifinals and District Finals is a major accomplishment. The season might be over, but there is much to look forward too next year. Many goal scoring players and starters this year were still underclassmen with time and focus the Cowboys will be even better next season.
Sophomore Joaquin Gurisma said, “It was a very fun season. It is sad it had to end this way because we have so much potential, but I know we will be back next year and should be able to receive the District Champions award and title.”
The Girls water polo team has excelled all season, recovering after a shaky start. For the first game of the day, the Lady Cowboys defeated Flanagan High School in semifinals with a score of 5-3. The team beamed with excitement as they knew they were one step closer to the district championship. This was a make-it-or-break-it moment for many of the girls who were part of the six starting seniors. The game began between Cypress Bay High School, and Cooper City had been faced multiple times each know one another’s strengths and weaknesses. After a full game, double-overtime and eventually going into sudden death, the Cowboys gave of everything they had in this nail biting game, and they were the ones to break the tie of 6-6 and win, ending districts with a 7-6 score and a district champion title.