Above: The delicious cake the South Pasadena girls water polo team chowed down after losing to La Canada, 5-2, in Thursday’s Rio Hondo League match.
Got a chance to catch a little girls water polo earlier today. There was a big match featuring the La Canada girls water polo team against South Pasadena. Both are ranked No. 4 and 6 in the CIF-Southern Section Division IV polls, respectively. The Spartans won, 5-2. This means La Canada is still in the driver’s seat for a league title, but the loss doesn’t necessarily mean the Tigers are down and out. This season’s performance is much better to last year’s when they didn’t make the playoffs and finished fourth out of a five-team league. This season, however, South Pasadena is vying for the second-place spot and hoping to peak at the right moment, which is the playoffs. That’s the reason why the South Pas girls were not done and out after the match. They shared the yummy cake above (I didn’t get a taste myself but I was offered a piece by a South Pas player. I kindly declined). While I was writing down the team’s roster I could hear South Pas player Shelby Gogreve singing as she showered. Mind you, the showers were next door and I could still hear her. She was in tune, I’ll give her that. But it’s obvious these girls were not going to let this defeat put them down. Quite an accomplishment and a step in the right direction for these girls.