Pierce’s water polo improves but falls short

The Pierce College women’s water polo team lost 6-10 to Santa Barbara in a home game on Wednesday, October 21. This is Pierce 8th straight loss this season.


“Were anxious, in a good way.” Sofia Gagosa is Pierce College Women’s Water Polo team’s all around.


Pierce College women’s water polo team, Kailey Bennett scored the first shot, against Santa Barbara.


Despite losing the game, one of the captains of the team Isabella Mc Neely likes the way the team played.


“I thought we did really well, this was a really tough team, they were champions last year, and we just lost by 4 points, that’s really good,” Mc Neely said. “We’ve improved a lot considering the short amount of time, I couldn’t be any happier with my team, than I am right now.”


In the first quarter Pierce couldn’t keep up, as they went down 6-1 with Santa Barbara in the lead.


“Today’s game I think we worked together really well, we do still need practice on catching our shot and our passes,” defender for the Brahmas, Emily Gilbert said.


During the third and fourth period Pierce made it a game and started to catch up.

Gilbert thought that the team has learned not just from the team’s last game but also the previous ones throughout the season.


“We weren’t as strong as we could’ve been, but it taught us a lot about not getting too cocky, and learning from our mistakes, which we’ve used from our other games since then.” Gilbert said.


“We made a lot of errors during the third, fourth period to see Pierce come back on us, I thought we came out with the right intensity, the goal for us is to find a way to maintain that level of intensity for the rest of the game,” said Chuck Roth, head coach for Santa Barbara said. “I thought Pierce was great, they were able to hit a couple, I was really impressed with some of the players.”
Pierce College’s next and last game for the season is on Wednesday, October 28 against Alan Hancock College at 3:30pm.