We just finished our first day at the Pacific Coast Championships (PCCs) in Hawaii. These first three days are filled with friendly competition, as well as pool time for us to work on some skills and drills. In the friendly matches, there is no official score taken; it is a time for us to fine-tune our positioning and formation.
We spent the first portion of our pool time perfecting our warm up and getting used to the nice tiled pool bottom.
We are still finalizing our team roster so we played with 13 people in the water (the other teams played all their players as well). Our first friendly game was against Australia. They gave a good showing. We do not have an official score, but we only had two goals scored on us and we definitely put more in their trough, with Katrina and Leah scoring the majority of the goals off some beautiful assists with Tyera.
We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging on the pool deck in preparation for our game against New Zealand (defending 2013 World Champions). We were pleasantly surprised with an unofficial score of 9-1. This game our midline -- Tyera, Kim, Ianna and Leah -- rocked the goals!
Overall, today was a nice warmup to remember what it is like to play together and work out the kinks in our formation.