Nov 9 – Girls Water Polo heads to NCS Championship

The Acalanes Lady Dons Water Polo team faced an experienced Livermore team tonight in the NCS semi finals. The Dons balanced scoring attack was too much for the Cowboys in the first half led by Lexi Rowell with 3 goals, Brooke Westphal with 1 and Bella Wentzel with 1. First half score Dons 5-2.

Second half the Dons worked the ball inside to Lexi Rowell drawing ejection after ejection resulting in a 6-5 player advantage. The girls made everything in the third period scoring 5 more goals. Maddy Stewart 1, Zoe Benisek 1, Kylie Walker 1, 2 more for Rowell.

Fourth quarter more Dons on the inside with Lexi Williams w two goals, Rowell w another and a night cap goal by Sarah McCandless. Great win for the Dons! However, the story of the night was the stellar goalie play by Ella Maisano with 15 saves including stopping two 5 meter shots!

Come out this Saturday and watch the Dons battle for the NCS title vs Sir Francis Drake!

Go Dons

Graham Westphal