TACOMA – The Bainbridge Spartans varsity girls water polo team had a successful end to their season, making it to the state championships for meetings with Curtis, Auburn Mountainview and Enumclaw.
Bainbridge placed eighth in the state championship tournament, hosted by Curtis High in Tacoma.
Against Curtis, the Spartan offense came from four goals from Grace Carson in a 19-4 loss for BHS.
Carson also led the Bainbridge attack against Auburn Mountainview, and scored another four goals in the 11-6 loss. Julia Brooks and Emma Gace contributed one goal apiece in the game.
In the final against Enumclaw, the Spartans fell 7-2. Carson scored both goals.
Bainbridge ended the season as the No. 2 team in the West Division of the South Sound League.
Bainbridge advanced to the state championships after splitting four games in Region 1 play and earning the No. 4 seed to state.
Bainbridge bested 9 – Auburn, 9-6; fell to Auburn Mountainview 18-9; prevailed in a clutch contest against Peninsula, 7-4; and lost to Enumclaw, 8-1.
Carson picked up an Honorable Mention in All State honors.
She was also named to the All District First Team will fellow Spartan Trudy Rimbault.
Gace and France Weller were named to the All District Second Team; and Brooks picked up Honorable Mention honors.