by KIERYN RUBY
The Lady Miner’s water polo team (25-3) took on the Tulare Union Redskins (16-15) in the first round of division 2 playoffs last Saturday morning. The Lady Miners are seeded number one, whereas the Redskins were ranked number nine.
The Lady Miners took an early lead in the first quarter with a score of 5-0. They only allowed two goals in the first half and were leading 8-2 at halftime. In the next half, the Lady Miners only allowed two more goals as they scored seven more.
The leading scorer was Makenzie Huskey with six goals. They won the game with a score of 15-4.
The men’s water polo team (16-10) also took on the Monache Marauders (14-12). El D is ranked number four and the Marauders were ranked number five.
The Miners started off the game with a three goal lead five minutes into the first quarter. The Marauders scored two goals in the last minute of the first quarter making the score 3-2. Throughout the second quarter, the Miners managed to sustain a two goal lead over Monache. That lead extended to four goals and the Miners were up 10-6 at halftime. The Miners managed to keep their four goal lead the majority of the third quarter. The Miners were up 13-9 at the end of the third. They kept their lead the whole fourth quarter won the game with a score of 14-11.
Leading scorers were Wesley Hatcher with four goals and Matt Hatcher, Mikey Diaz, and Brad Kampen who all had three goals.