Pearson High’s 1st waterpolo team vs Collegiate Girls in annual derby
Pearson High School 1st team waterpolo faced Collegiate Girls’ High School in Gqeberha, in their annual water polo derby. After the first half of the game which seemed to be clearly in Collegiate Girls’ High School’s favour with the score being 1-5 to Collegiate, Pearson High School showed determination at the start of the second half of the game. Pearson High School fought back in a nail biting 3rd quarter and managed to scrape the lead 6-5.
Going into the last quarter of the game, Coaches Delaine Mentoor (current Olympic Ladies’ Water polo Coach) and Erin Harty (South African National Ladies player) were determined for these girls to come out as victors from this nail biting game against rivals Collegiate Girls’ High School. Coaches Seko Zondani and Christy Rawstron of Collegiate Girls’ High School were highly encouraging of their girls to show strength and determination. However, Pearson High School managed to find the rhythm of the game and managed to come out victorious with a win of 10-7 against Collegiate Girls’ High School. Well done to both teams. It is encouraging to see Gqeberha water polo growing from strength to strength.