VYPE U: Oak Ridge falls short in tough contest against the Woodlands
The coach, team, family and friends supporting Oak Ridge all thought they had a high chance of taking home the victory. The Woodlands brought a powerful fight to the waterpolo game on Wednesday that Oak Ridge didn't see coming.
Oak Ridge was playing strong at the beginning of the game, but the Woodlands rose to the top and won with a final score of 10-8.
I was able to talk to the goalie herself, Rebecca Jefferson, to learn more about the Oak Ridge waterpolo team.
"As a goalie, I'm the prime communicator for my team in order to help them," Jefferson said.
Jefferson was also a part of the swim team at Oak Ridge.
"Waterpolo is different from swim because it is more of a team sport and you have to work together to succeed," she said.
The team has a whole routine before every game that Rebecca shared with me.
"Before every game we do a warm-up as a team and then we do a cheer to get everyone hyped up," Jefferson said, "We then have a prayer, and finish our pregame ritual with a pep talk from our coach."
The girls have until March 18th to prepare for the game against Tomball.
"To better ourselves for the next game we have to practice harder by doing more sprints during conditioning, taking shots in higher corners and we're really working on not being nervous when we are in possession of the ball," Jefferson said.