Ohio Squirrels attended the Bowling Green Falcon Invitational on February 5 & 6.
Last year, the main challenge was actually getting to the tournament as most of I-75 was covered in ice/snow. This year, much easier and the Squirrels were able to mentally prepare (not go Nuts) for the upcoming competition.
Four Ohio Water Polo Referees will represent the Midwest Zone, Ohio & OWPRA at the Olympic Development Program Eastern Championships on January 29 & 30 in Coral Gables & Pompano Beach, Florida. Referees include Greg Sanchez, Scott Allen, Ken Huber & Michael Jones.
The Ohio Squirrels Water Polo Club traveled to Chicago, IL for the Beached Whales Invitational on November 20-21.
The schedule was heavy with a tough line-up of teams:
Game 1 - Central Michigan 0, Ohio Squirrels 22
Game 2 - Kansas City 13, Ohio Squirrels 9
Game 3 - United 14, Ohio Squirrels 8
Game 4 - Apostles 12, Ohio Squirrels 9
Squirrels finished 1-3.
The Ohio Squirrels Water Polo Club was happy to be a part of the first annual Ohio College Cup held at Thomas Worthington HS on Saturday, September 11. This college club/masters tournament was held inside of an already large women's high school tournament. The teams the Squirrels would be playing would be college club/masters teams around the state of Ohio. In total, there were 19 teams attending (NCAA DII, College Club, Masters & High School) and 45 matches played all weekend.
Ohio Squirrels Water Polo Club traveled to Knoxville, TN for the University of Tennessee Hillbilly Classic. This is the 18th year running of this tournament. This is an outdoor tournament with 14 teams from all over the Midwest and Southeast. One of the most popular tournaments in the Midwest.
Squirrels had a tough schedule with Notre Dame first. Powered by defense and anticipation, the Squirrels jumped out in front and kept a large lead to take the victory 12-4.
Practices will be held at Evendale Recreation Center from July 22 - September 16 on the following days:
Sunday - 8pm - 10pm
Tuesday - 9pm - 11pm
Thursday - 9pm - 11pm
It's a lovely outdoor pool located in Evendale:
10500 Reading Road
Evendale, Ohio 45241
While we all enjoy water polo as our main source of exercise, here are other local events that might motivate you to get into even better shape. These are my recommendations, for the FULL list, please see this link: http://www.ohiorunner.com/calendar/ (running events) or http://www.trifind.com/oh.html (triathlons)
Squirrels take 7th Place Overall at University of Tennessee Dogwood Invitational with a 1-2-1 record. There were 14 teams in attendance all from the Midwest and Southeast.
Game 1 v. Northwestern - Tie 8-8
Came back from an 8-4 defecit in the 4th quarter to tie the fierce Wildcats
Game 2 v. Virginia Tech - Lost 8-7
Very close game with the Hokies coming out on top with a goal with a minute remaining. Squirrels had an opportunity to tie, but could not capitalize