EL DORADO — The El Dorado High girls water polo team won its first Metro Conference match, beating Florin 8-2 at the Union Mine pool Thursday.
Lola Pesce scored two of the Cougars’ four goals in the first period; both within 27 seconds. Anika Morkowski and Bean Salerno scored the other two as El Dorado (1-0, 9-3) led by three after the period.
“Lola is one of our seniors, and a leader on the team,” El Dorado head coach David Pimentel said. “She knows the game, and was able to get into good positions to receive the ball, and score. I was very happy for her.”
Jamie Clough, Dayna Hightower, Katryna Holifield, Ellie D’Amico, Madison Orr and goalie Emily Oliver started the second period for El Dorado. The Cougars’ lone goal was from Clough, who gave her team a 5-1 lead.
“We’ve played Florin already this season (Sierra Shootout), and really wanted to work on setting up our half court game as opposed to running up the score,” Pimentel said.
Pesce scored her third goal in the third period for a 6-1 lead and Salerno added the final two.
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