The women’s water polo team ended their season on a sour note loosing to both Sonoma State University and Cal State East Bay on the weekend of April 27-28.
Although they had a losing record it does not bring discouragement to head coach Sarah Reneker who said, “Seeing the potential I know that they have and then seeing them perform it, that’s what I think was the most fulfilling part of coaching this team.”
On Saturday’s game against Sonoma State, the team fought a tough battle during the first and third quarter.
The Seawolves were able to score two goals during the first quarter.
Later during the second quarter senior and junior drivers Misty Vu and Mary Jane Cooney both scored putting the Coyotes on the board tying the game at 2-2.
However, the Seawolves scored an additional goal taking the lead by one.
Furthermore, despite the goal scored by sophmore Crystal Curran in the third, the Coyotes fell behind and were unable to regain control of the game losing 4-9.
“The best part of the game is the energy that I personally felt from each player. It’s a good feeling and it drives you to do even better,” said Vu.
Each player contributes to each other and has the ability to push their teammate to work harder and give it all that they got.
Despite Saturday’s game, the Coyotes performance on Sunday against the East Bay Pioneers showed they were not going down without a fight.
Conney and freshman Katie Braun came into the first quarter scoring the first two goals.
The second and third quarter tested the Lady Yotes will as keeper Madison Morris generated five saves, while Vu and Shelby McCliman were both able to score closing the gap on the Pioneers.
As the fourth quarter began the Coyotes gave it their all scoring a total of three goals compliments of Cooney, Curran, and Vu.
However, the Lady Yotes were not able to make the comeback and lost the game 7-11.
The Coyotes ended thier season with an overall record 6-29 but they are a “strong-knit group” said senior driver Heather Bertram.
Although the Lady Yotes were humbled this season, they have learned that not only do they have each other’s back within the water, but their coach is watching over them to ensure each player is able to grow and fulfill their maximum potential.