Lack of bodies tough for water polo squads

Although they won by forfeit, the Husky water polo squads played Corvallis aggressively, the girls winning by three and the boys losing by one.

“They have a mixed team, composed of players from two Corvallis high schools,” Coach Lloyd said. “So, they have to forfeit, but we had good games with them. Our girls showed excellent improvement over our first meeting with them.”

A lack of numbers hurts both squads, Coach Lloyd said. The girls played without subs at times last week due to a couple minor injuries and the flu bug.

“By the fourth quarter, when you can’t sub, you’re just out of steam,” Coach Lloyd said.

Seniors Krystal Streight and Liz Anderson showed outstanding leadership, Coach Lloyd said.

“Last week, when Krystal was sick, it was tough for us because she usually sets the hole,” Coach Lloyd said. “But, we still had a good game.”

In a Tuesday game with Sprague, the Huskies lost by four.

“Sprague hasn’t lost a league game this season,” Coach Lloyd said. “They’ve only lost one game overall.”

In their Sprague outing, the Husky boys lost by five goals but didn’t field a full team.

Coach Lloyd had Liz Anderson and Krystal Streight suit up for half the boys game.

Wednesday the squad lost by one to Corvallis in a game that went back and forth.

“We scored with six seconds to go but just couldn’t get the ball back in time to do it again,” Coach Lloyd said.

The Huskies are in fourth place in league with an eye on third, which would mean a state playoff berth.

“We will need to beat Redmond to get that done,” he said.

The Huskies hosted West Salem on Tuesday and host Albany on Thursday.