Water polo making a splash


RB’s water polo teams are in the midst of their seasons.  With a new coaching staff, the team works hard and is determined to rack up victories. So far, boys’ JV has a 5-9 record with two ties, boys’ varsity is currently sporting a 2-21 record, the girls’ junior vasity squad has an 8-5 record, and the girls’ varsity team is even with a 10-10 record.

Each of the teams have faced some pretty tough competition. The boys’ varsity team, especially, has faced stiff teams as they have had to compete with back-to-back state champs Fenwick already this season.

“One of our hardest games was against Fenwick. They are the state champions and have won state so many times. It was hard for our defense to defend them, and we didn’t score enough,” sophomore varsity player Matthew Harder said.

Boys’ varsity hopes to win their last games against Maine East, Simeon, Metea Valley, and at the Stagg Invitational Tournament.

“With five games left in the season, we need to work on our team chemistry to win,” Harder said.

Girls’ water polo is optimistic about their current season.

“So far, we’ve been doing a lot better than last year. I think our season is going to go pretty well, and I think we’re gonna make it far because we have a solid team,” sophomore JV player Kara Nedvar said.

The new coaching staff has been making positive adjustments to the teams.

“[They have] focused more on the basics… our coach this year has been going more in depth. The new coach has been teaching us different ways to make sure we understand the game,” Nedvar said.