The Greenwich Water Polo 14 and under girls ended the four-day Junior Olympics Tournament in Orange County, Calif., with their most exciting game, a 9-8 win over the team from Northwood California.
The win brought their record to 5-3 to place 21st overall and in the Platinum Division of the 48 team Championship bracket.
Rachel Sodokoff got the game started and after Northwood tied the game, Claire Baxter made it 2-1.
Paige Neary fired in the 5-meter shot to put her team up by one, 3-2.
Shutout in the second quarter as the girls were 0 for 5 from the field, Greenwich fell behind 5-3 at the half.
Neary drew first blood in the third to close within one at 5-4.
After a pair of Northwood goals, Neary scored on a penalty shot earned by teammate Natalie Grune.
Hollis Jomo followed to end the period with the GWP 14s down 7-6.
Three consecutive unanswered goals by Porter Carlson, Grune and Jomo quickly reversed the teams' positions, putting the east coast team on top 9-7.
The victory gave the Greenwich 14U girls the best record of the five GWP teams that competed in the event.
In their final game of the tournament, the GWP 12U girls lost 6-4, to the Kahuna Water Polo Club from Irvine, Calif.
In the third, the Irvine team scored twice before Borden Wahl tallied one for Greenwich. Wahl also had the only goal of the fourth period.
Lizzy Bradley had six saves against six goals in the 6-4 loss.
The GWP 12s ended the tournament with one victory in their seven games.