An opening round upset of the hosts from Zeeland was only the beginning for Ann Arbor Skyline. In Saturday’s Michigan high school championship tournament the girls proceeded to take down the East’s top seeded team, Huron, in the morning to produce a final matchup with that region’s second seed, Pioneer. A convincing 11-4 victory in that match propelled the Eagles to their first ever state title.
Most coaches go through a yearly ritual of saying goodbye to athletes that graduate.
Ann Arbor Skyline coach Rebecca Godek didn’t have that issue last year.
Instead, she returned the entire team for the 2015 season, including four seniors that would be a part of Godek’s first graduating class.
Hudsonville finished their season with a fourth place finish after winning their conference and earning a top seed entering the competition.
The Hudsonville girls water polo team didn’t get their shot at a state title Saturday but their coach is already looking forward to next season.
The Eagles lost by one point against Ann Arbor Pioneer in their morning game (6-5), missing out on their chance to play for the state title, then lost in the consolation final 12-7 against Ann Arbor Huron to finish in fourth place.
Zeeland girls water polo finishes fifth in state
The Zeeland girls water polo team followed up its heartbreaking double-overtime loss to Ann Arbor Skyline Friday with a strong showing Saturday, May 30, recording wins over East Kentwood and Rockford on the final day of the state finals.