And the Division II CIF Title Goes To ..... The Mariners with Their First CIF Team Title in Mar Vista History
Feb 28, 2016 03:18PM
● Published by Paul Spear
Gallery: Mar Vista Girls Waterpolo Team Wins CIF Championship [14 Images] Click any image to expand.
And the Division II CIF
Title Goes To ..... The Mariners with Their First CIF Team Title in Mar Vista
They started off the first quarter down by three points on the score board
but that did not stop the polo princess spirit. Scripps Ranch thought they
had a lock on the title. But there were still three quarters to play.
Mariners went into the second quarter with an amazing comeback; shot after
shot the Mar Vista girls gained ground and scored 3 goals within 7 minutes,
while their opponents shot 1. During half time, Coach Chad Kavanagh spoke
about the path to success and how hard they have been working all season
long. "You girls have it in you, you have to keep playing your game and
show them how much you want it, prove to them that you're the best team out
there." This inspirational speech spurred the push in the second half.
Third quarter was just around the corner and these girls knew what they had
to do.They tied up the score 6-6 with the crowd on the edge of their seats
the whole time. These girls didn't want to let this amazing opportunity slip
through their fingers. They got in and did exactly what their coaches, Chad
Kavanagh and David Chalmers, coached them to do. The polo princesses went out
there and fought in the last quarter taking the title, with a 2 goal lead
8-6. This team have graduated from the polo princesses to the polo queens!!
The stands were full and loud for Mar Vista during this game. The players
were stunned by the outpouring of enthusiasm. The key to winning the title of
this miraculous game was strength, confidence, and outstanding community
support. This is Coach Kavanagh's and Chalmers' first CIF Title as
coaches. Coach Chalmers' last title was as a player in Coronado. Kavanagh's
dedication to Mar Vista's program is proof the formula this duo developed is
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