Eight teams came and put their skills to the test, but in the end, there was only one team left standing. This past weekend, February 23 and 24, the capital city of Richmond hosted the annual Virginia Water Polo State Championship. The State Tournament was a two-day event that consisted of the prelims on Saturday and the semi-finals and finals on Sunday. Eight teams from all over the state came and played to earn the titled of State Champions. The eight teams were a mix of college and master teams. After four rounds of play, the finals consisted of the winner of Group A: NOVA and the winner of Group B: Hampton Roads. The game started out very close with both teams making great goals and great stops. Once the 3rd quarter started, NOVA rallied and got four unanswered goals and then continued to pull away from Hampton Roads with the final score of 17-9. It was a fun weekend with a lot of great games, and in the end, NOVA was crowned State Champions.