The girls and boys water polo teams waded out of the pool after each faced a big loss to Dr. Phillips, 18-1 and 17-2, on Thursday, April 3.
The Panthers start strong against the girls, scoring three goals in the first quarter while the Lady Braves remained at zero.
Senior Mackenzie Mock fought to score but shot a little too high and missed the goal. Senior goalie Carlyn Attaway also contributed in the second quarter, making a save. However, Dr. Phillips still remained in the lead, 0-8.
Attaway continued to make two more saves at the start of the third quarter but the Panthers scored four more goals. Mock scored the first goal of the night for the girls at the end of the quarter, score 1-14.
In the final quarter, senior Madison Guetzloe scored the girls’ second goal with three minutes left on the clock. The Panthers fought back and scored three more goals, making the final score 2-17.
The boys’s game started directly after the girls’.
The Braves remained at scoreless in the first quarter while the Panthers scored 10 goals.
The boys held the Panthers better in the second quarter, only allowing the opponents to score one goal. Junior Giancarlo Ottone scored the first goal for the Braves.
Ottone scored one of two goals for the Braves in the third quarter. Senior goalie Matthew Livesay made a save, keeping the score to 3-12.
In last 30 seconds of the final quarter, junior Micah Kinney attempted to score a goal but missed, ending the game 3-15.
Check out both teams on Saturday, April 4, against Lake Brantley at Lake Brantley. Girls play at 10 a.m. and boys play at 11 a.m.