East Side Water Polo Team was participating in Junior Olympics in Orange County, Calif., where they won third place.  Submitted photo

An Evanston Water Polo team place third in the Junior Olympics held in Orange County, California.

Most parents were following in the parent group chat [room] from Evanston, and the tensest game, at least for parents, was the qualifying game for the semi-finals. During the game, the East Side team was down 7-2 at half time. Who can imagine what their amazing coach told the girls, but in the second half they scored eight goals and secured a qualification for the semi-finals.