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evanston junior water polo players want to build on seniors' success

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evanston junior water polo players want to build on seniors' success

with his team trailing new trier by three goals late in the third quarter of the sectional final, evanston girls water polo coach andy miner said he thought if the wildkits gave up one more goal, they'd be out of the game. they'd given up two consecutive goals at that point and the clock wasn't on their side.instead, third-seeded evanston rattled off back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to one heading into the final quarter on may 13 at glenbrook north. though the wildkits would end up losing 7-5 to the top-seeded trevians, it showed the wildkits' mentality."it's nice to see those responses," miner said. "in games earlier in the year, if you get down three to a really good team, you kind of start mailing it in. i was happy to see us fight back and claw back to that."that willingness to fight comes, in part, from evanston's seven seniors. the class of 2017 made it to the sectional championship game all four years of high school. the school hadn't made it that far since 2008 before the current-seniors joined the program."the seniors continue on the tradition of fighting to get to this game every year," miner said. "you put yourself in a spot to be one (win) away from that state (tournament)."replacing that many experienced players will certainly be tough, but the coffers aren't empty. three sophomores earned playing time in the sectional championship: halleck seed, sydney hollingsworth and hazel gerber. goalkeeper leah friedman will be a senior, along with neha...