April 17 - Seattle, WA
Northwest Water Polo Club, based in Seattle, WA, recently competed in the Kap 7 Cup held in Orange County, CA. The club sent five teams to the tournament, including 12u girls, 12u boys, 16u boys, 14u boys, and 18u boys. Each team showcased their talent and dedication, making waves in the competitive water polo scene, highlighted by the 12u girls 3rd place finish and the 18u boys playing eventual tournament champions SET to a one goal game.
NWPC 12u girls' team displayed incredible determination and teamwork throughout the tournament. Despite facing tough competition, they secured a noteworthy win against Renegades with a score of 10-6, while dropping games against Tsunami (1-8), North Irvine (6-12), and Back Bay (0-9). The team's performance was commendable, showcasing their potential as young athletes and water polo players and ending in a 3rd place finish.
Northwest 12u boys' team also showed great promise over the weekend, competing hard against some tough opponents. They faced hard losses against SD ECA (4-13) and Channel Islands Blue (4-15), but bounced back with a win against South Coast Red with a score of 8-2. Despite their best efforts, they faced another loss against Del Mar Blue with a score of 5-13 to finish the tournament with a 1-3 record.
The 16u boys' team, despite facing challenges, demonstrated resilience and tenacity. They faced losses against Charger Black (7-14), Poway Valley Silver (5-7), Thunder (6-12), and Del Mar White (4-18), but showcased their skills and determination in each match.
NWPC 14u boys' team put together a solid weekend of water polo, earning a 3-1 overall record against some great competition. The squad experienced a tough loss against Odin Black (6-11) before secured impressive wins against Southern (16-14), Renegades (17-14) and Rocky Mountain Neptunes (9-5). The squad displayed their skills and teamwork in the water to end the tournament in 7th place.
Northwest 18u boys' team, known for their exceptional skill and competitiveness, had an outstanding performance. They secured a solid win against Orange County WPF Black with a score of 12-9, and played a thrilling match against SET, the eventual tournament champions, losing by a narrow margin of 8-9. They faced another closely contested match against Trojan Cardinal which ended 12-13 but quickly bounced back with a win against ORWP by a score of 14-9. Overall, the 18s went 2-2 and finished the tournament in 7th place.
Overall, the Northwest Water Polo Club's performance at the Kap 7 Cup tournament was impressive, showcasing their dedication, talent, and determination. The club's teams left a mark on the competitive water polo scene and can be proud of their achievements at this prestigious event.