An offensive explosion from Olympia — which included an 11-goal first half — helped push the Titans into the state playoffs.
The Olympia girls water polo team stormed its way to a District 5 title during a 17-2 win over rival Dr. Phillips in the pool at the Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center Thursday, April 1.
The Titans (15-1) bombarded the Panthers (8-5) with a barrage of goals in the first half before going into the break up 11-0. Dr. Phillips would break through twice in the third quarter — both goals were scored by freshman Nicole Speller — but the Titans would go on to reel off 17 goals to claim the title.
For Olympia, the Titans were led by Isa Galbis, Maddie Johnson and Karolyn Henderson — each of whom scored three goals apiece. Meanwhile, senior goalie Krystyna Jolley recorded four saves and five steals.
With the win the Titans advance to the state playoffs, where they'll play Lake Nona in the regional semifinals on Wednesday, April 7.