More than superstitious luck

By Kiley Walsh
Staff Writer
“Hoorah! Hoorah! Hoorah!” is what you hear before the start to every game when it comes to Prospect girls’ water polo. According to senior Meg Dix, the team is very superstitious and has been chanting before every game since water polo has started.
But superstition is the least of Prospect’s problems since the team improved their record to 15-0 as of last Wednesday’s game against Wheeling with an 11-6 victory. The Knights goals were scored by Lisa Mazur 5, Jessica Cavaiani 3, and Dix 3.
Dix has been playing varsity for four years and this is the best record they have ever had. She believes that one of the most important strengths in the games is coming out ready and strong.
“[Getting the first goal is] the key element to winning the game,” Dix said. “We like the momentum that we start right away.”
Although the team can get a big lead at the beginning by starting off well, they find it difficult to finish off just as strong in the fourth quarter.
Going into the fourth quarter on Wednesday, the Knights led by eight goals.
“We kinda fell apart,” said Dix. “We were up by a lot and kind of just put everything down and let them score a lot more.”
Dix believes that since they have been winning games by large amounts, the last quarter is always sloppy because they let their guard down.
But according to Dix, to defeat the toughest game all season against Fremd for the MSL Championship, they will have to work on finishing strong.
The championship game will be the first time Prospect plays Fremd since last season.
“It’s definitely going to be a hard game,” Dix said. “Now is the time to buckle down.”