The Orca ladies headed down to Whitgift School again yesterday for two games of polo.
Our first game was against London Penguins who, like all the other teams in the comp (apart from us) are young! Oh & fast!
With only 1 sub for our 2nd half we were worried we'd be out swam & out fitnessed, but no one gave up!!
Some really good driving saw us with front water as well as multiple kick outs (which Marijke took full advantage of with a great shot!) & we pressed & defended their attack so well! Mel & Janice were great in defence, fouling & jumping to another player to help cover & slow down their play.
Final score was Orcas 4, Penguins 1! 🎉🙌🏼
Mik x 3 & Marijke x 1
Great saves from Thania & Penguins only goal came from a 5m penalty!
So where do we go from here?
On to play Bexley that's where!
All 9 of us were a little bit tired to start with (contributed by some swim sets and a 10km run in the morning), but again we never gave up.
Once we managed to move our attack down past half way, Oti sat really well in Pit A (centre forward) & Sef & Elise had some good drives around the arc (mushroom).
Bexley weren't going to let us get away & we had to dig deep & defend hard. Big shoutout to Caroline who defended well, refusing to let her players get away & even managed to distract one with some great conversations. A tactic I am well versed in & definitely recommend! 😁
We finished the game 3-2, another win for us!! 🎉🙌🏼🥂
Oti x 2 & Mik x 1
Huge thanks to Sads who came to ref for us! After minimal sleep he still performed & his Queen waves (whilst ref'ing) were highly entertaining!
& also a big thanks to Willmott who made sure I didn't fall asleep on the train & actually made it to the pool!
Your cheering & table duty were much appreciated!