DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' water polo team currently has an overall record of 7-7 and a league record of 1-0.The Lady Bears had a busy start to their season and used the Christmas Break to spend time reviewing fundamentals. Coach Cordero stated "we had a productive winter break training session. Now it's about putting pieces together. We didn't teach anything new, we just went back and went over the 'little' things." The Lady Bears defeated cross-town rival Downey 7-4 last Thursday in the league opening match for both schools. Coach Cordero maintains that several of her players are stepping up and improving in each game. Alexis Huerta is playing well as is Star Meza. Both players continue to improve and get better and their effort shows. Coach Cordero said that Jojo Najera has been pushing herself in practice and working hard as well. Goalies Graciela Salinas and Whitney Pemberton continue to work hard and are solid in net. The Lady Bears faced Cerritos yesterday (score unavailable at press time) in their second league game. Coach Cordero said that the Cerritos game is always competitive and exciting. The Lady Bears will leave today for Coronado and compete in the America's Finest City (AFC) Tournament over the weekend. Cordero said that "this tournament features some of the best teams from Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties and that we will get to see some of our divisional opponents who we haven't had a chance to see play yet (Crescenta Valley, Temescal Canyon)." Coach Cordero concluded by saying that "we have so much potential which we haven't realized as a team yet. We are improving. The biggest key to our success right now is correcting the correctable errors. It all boils down to which team plays as a team from start to finish, and who can capitalize on their advantages and minimize their mistakes."
********** Published: January 17, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 40