The varsity water polo team completed a 3-1 weekend finishing in second place at the Rockford Varsity Invite. The team won contests against East Kentwood, Lincoln-Way Central (Chicago, IL), and Rockford. The lone loss came at the hands of the #1 team in the state of Illinois – Fenwick High School.
Okemos 14 East Kentwood 3
The tournament got off to a great start for the varsity team as they defeated East Kentwood 14-3. The Chiefs got off to a great start building a 9-1 lead in the first half. Leading the way was Katie Dudley who tallied six goals. Freshman Sydney Fountain tallied four. Senior Emily Wozena paced the squad with three assists, as five other Chieftains tallied assists on the night. In Goal, Rachel Sternik made nine saves, and Dawn Hawkins filled in stopping three shots in the final quarter.
Okemos 14 Lincoln-Way Central 6
The Chiefs once again built up a big lead early on and didn’t look back to start off the tough Saturday slate of games. Katie Dudley once again tallied six goals and Sydney Fountain connected three times to help pace the Chiefs. Alex Chow chipped in with two goals, and in the final frame Jessica-Petersen Jones tallied her first varsity goal of the season to help cap the scoring. Seeterlin and Schools also tallied goals. Sarah Williams and Sydney Fountain each tallied three assists to help pace the team. In goal, Rachel Sternik played three good quarters stopping eight shots before Dawn Hawkins once again stepped in goal.
Okemos 9 Rockford 6
In a game featuring two programs with a rich history against each other, the Chieftains never trailed besting the host Rams 9-6. In a hard fought game, Sarah Williams paced the team with four tallies while Katie Dudley and Sydney Fountain had two each. Four different players tallied assists. In goal Rachel Sternik made seven saves.
Fenwick 12 Okemos 8
In a rematch from last weekend’s Stevenson tournament game, the Friars got revenge from the 9-6 Chieftain win a week ago winning the tournament title by the 12-8 score. The Chiefs battled hard for four quarters, but Fenwick had just a little more in the end to edge out Okemos. Sarah Williams scored three times to help lead the way, and five different players tallied assists on the eight goals. In net, Sternik made seven stops.
The varsity team is back in action on Monday evening at 6 pm as they take on Mason to end the regular season.