Boys' water polo falls to Schaumburg

photo (1)By Caroline Binley
Copy Editor
When the boys’ water polo team went up against Schaumburg Wednesday, they were missing a key player: goalie Keith Rose. Though a JV goalie helped fill that role, missing a key player made things difficult, and the team still ended up losing the game 14-11.
However, many players didn’t see the game as a complete failure, and they cited the double-deep pool as another reason they struggled.
“Obviously, we didn’t play very well,” junior driver Isaac Ginnodo said. “We were tired out because it was a double deep goal … and obviously having a backup goalie [made things harder]. We didn’t play bad. We just didn’t play as good as we normally do.”
Senior left wing Sam Gabriel agreed, adding that it was “one of the better games” they had, despite the loss.
“I thought we were going to lose by a lot,” Gabriel said. “I was happy that we only lost by a little, and we had the lead all the way until the fourth quarter.”
Tonight, the team plays Libertyville for the first time.
“I think we’ll do pretty good,” Gabriel said. “They’re supposed to be like 30th in state, but I think we’ll beat them. I don’t think they’ll be that good.”
They’ll be missing another key player, senior Tyler Culliton, but Ginnodo isn’t intimidated.
“I’m excited to improve from last game,” Ginnodo said. “A lot of times, at least for me, and I think for a lot of other people, whenever you do bad in one game, you want to prove that you’re not going to make those same mistakes again in the next game. I’m looking forward to being able to improve and do better.”