Girls water polo note

Participating in the Stevenson Tournament, Mother McAuley got to play in the pool it hopes to be in again in a couple of weeks when Stevenson hosts the state finals.

The Mighty Macs went 3-1 in the event, edging the host 8-7 and topping a pair of teams from Michigan – East Grand Rapids and Rockford.

McAuley lost 7-1 to Okemos, Michigan’s top-ranked squad.

Offensive inconsistency remains a bit of an issue for McAuley.

“We’ve been working a lot on offense,” McAuley coach Vanessa Carroll said. “We know our defense will always be there, but we want to score more and the girls are working really hard at it.”

Clare Bryar is the focal point of the Mighty Macs offense and is tough to stop. Fran Williamson has stepped up this season to be a strong second option.

In order for McAuley to make it back to Stevenson, they’ll have to survive a top-heavy Stagg Sectional where No. 2 seed Sandburg and third-seeded Bremen also are contenders. Bremen beat McAuley 6-3 on April 24.

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