Dragon Water Polo Teams Compete at Regional Competition
Apr 20, 2016 07:46AM
● By Audrey Sellers
Dragon Boys’ and Girls’ Water Polo teams have their sights set on State … and they prove they’re a force in the water. The teams were in action last weekend at the TISCA North Regional Water Polo Championships at the Carroll Aquatic Center. Twelve boys’ teams and 11 girls’ teams competed for four state-qualifying slots to the TISCA State High School Water Polo Championships at Texas A&M later this month.
Here’s a look at the Lady Dragons results:
Game #1, 18-1 win vs MacArthur HS
Semi-finals game #2, 12-3 win vs Denton HS
Finals game #3, 14-3 win vs Denton Guyer
*North Region Champions, State Qualified Team
All-Region Team selections for Southlake Carroll:
Gabi Gervasi - MVP
Erin Weisert - 1st Team
Sophia Torres - 1st Team
Ana Warner - 1st Team
Katie Nedrow - 1st Team
Summer Myers - Honorable Mention
Claire Poole - Honorable Mention
Abby Cosenza - Honorable Mention
Here are the Dragon boys’ results:
Game #1, 10-0 win vs Rockwall HS
Semi-Finals game #2, 7-8 overtime loss vs Flower Mound
game #3, 17-4 win vs Denton HS
3rd place game #4, 14-10 win vs Denton Guyer
*3rd place Team North Region, State Qualified Team
All-Region Team selections for Southlake Carroll
Zach Lowery - 1st Team
Daniel Balint - 2nd Team
Nate Winkler - 2nd Team
Naysan Sahba - 2nd Team
Sean Murphy - 2nd Team
Regional Girl’s Coach of the Year was Southlake Carroll’s Head Coach Joseph Yglesias. Dan Balint is Carroll Water Polo’s assistant coach.
Griffin Rea of Southlake Carroll also had an outstanding performance, including a game-tying shot with three seconds to go in the Flower Mound game to send it into overtime.
The Lady Dragons will take a top-two state ranking; the boys’ team a top-five state ranking going into the state championships. Sixteen boys’ teams and 16 girls’ teams from Texas’ four regions will be represented at the Tisca State Water Polo Championships.