Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Water Polo Teams Carrying Success to Region Championships

The Dragon boys’ and girls’ water polo teams were in action last Saturday in Lewisville at the final regular season tournament of the 2016 season.

The Dragon girls dominated their final regular-season games, outscoring their opponents in both games by double-digits. Top players on the team include Erin Weisert, Gabi Gervasi, Anna Warner (goalie), Sophia Torres and Katie Nedrow.

The Dragon boys defeated Denton Guyer, 9-5 and also upended St. Marks, the two-time defending State Champions 4-3.  This was the first time in over 15 years and 200 games, that any team from North Texas has beaten St. Marks. Eight Dragons played vs St. Marks, including Zach Lowery, Sean Murphy, Nate Winkler (goalie), Daniel Balint, Griffin Rea, Braden Hall, Naysan Sahba and Matt Hahn.

The girls’ team will carry a 13-4 regular-season record into the North Regional Championships, along with a Top 2 Ranking in the State. The team will be seeded 1st of 12 Teams in the North Region Championships, which begin Friday afternoon at the Carroll Aquatic Center, concluding with games all day Saturday. The Dragon girls won’t compete until Saturday morning, earning a bye into the 2nd round field of eight teams.

The boys’ team will carry a 12-6 regular-season record into the North Regional Championships, along with a Top 5 Ranking in the State.  The team will be seeded 3rd of 12 Teams in the North Region Championships, which begin Friday afternoon at the Carroll Aquatic Center, concluding with games all day Saturday. The Dragons won’t compete until Saturday morning, earning a bye into the 2nd round field of eight teams.

The top four HS Water-Polo Teams at the North Region Championships will qualify for the Tisca State Water-Polo Tournament in College Station at Texas A&M University on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. The girls are the defending 2015 State Champions and the boys finished 5th at the 2015 State Championships.

The Dragons teams are coached by former Dragon Joseph Yglesias and assisted by Dan Balint.