Friday, May 2, 2008
Tonight we had our first game of OIA's. It's basically the league tournament for the public school system here in Hawaii. We have a game tomorrow and then the Championship Game is on Saturday evening. After OIA's we'll have States which includes the best teams from both the OIA and the ILH (ILH is the private schools). Water polo is a pretty young sport in hawaii especially for the public schools so there isn't much competition in our league... The Kahuku Girls have been undefeated in the OIA in the last 3 years since it started. They had water polo before but it was more of a club thing. We pretty much dominate in all of our games and thats playing all of our girls and holding them back from their full potential just so the other team doesn't get beat by too much.... even then we still run up the score quite a bit, its hard not too. We are looking forward to States because there will be much better competition and and the girls will get a chance to prove themselves playing against girls that are more their level. We've been working all season for states, from the very first day of practice the team came set their goals together and the top one was to win states! The past 3 years they've gone to states but it has always been taken by the private schools (Punahou, Iolani, and Kamehameha).
This is their year! They've been through a lot with the accident and everything that came with that, but they proved to be strong and determined! I have been super impressed by these girls and have had fun working with them! I'll try and update you on everything!
Just some pictures I took at practice and a scrimmage...
Posted by Malia at 12:08 AM