Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

At the Downey vs. Warren game on Jan.8, Maritza Acuna,11, goes for the ball before her opponent. Downey scored 1-0 in the second half of the game.

Hanna Suarez, Norma Flores, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

“We got a lot of our hard work in,” senior defense Angie Aguilar said. “Our entire pre-season was leading up to this moment.”

With last years CIF title still on their mind, the team strives for that same satisfaction.

As for the girls on the basketball courts, they came up short in their first league game against the Bears with a final score of 44-46. After half-time, the team was ready to get even with their opponent. After an exciting third quarter, the players were down by six with less than two minutes left on the clock. In the end, several fouls put Downey just out of reach of the win.

“We need to be aggressive; we can’t give up,” junior forward Bukky Adefeso said, “we have to be persistent.”

The team plans to put aside their loss and keep their heads in the game for the remainder of the season.

The Lady Vikes water polo team had a tougher loss than the girls basketball team, after four quarters of mistakes they were unable to come back and ended with a loss of 7-4. The Warren Bears proved to be the stronger team as the Vikes struggled to keep up with their fast pace. Meghan Nevarez, 12, managed to put in two goals and a few ejections. Sophomore Alex Perez scored  one goal and senior Janel Madrigal put in the last point with one minute of playing time left.

“We worked all of pre-season for this one game,” senior Brenda Oporto said. “Overall, we thought it was a better outcome than last years loss of 11-1.”

With the season still early, the Vikings have plenty more opportunities to redeem themselves. All three girls teams will continue to fight for their success on the field, courts, and in the pool.