Here are my predicted winners in today's first round CIF girls water polo games:
Laguna Beach def. Irvine
Mater Dei def. Newport (OCVarsity game of the day)
Comment: Tough to pick against Newport and its tradition but the Monarchs' 2-meter attack and power-play are daunting hurdles for the visiting Sailors. Mater Dei also has been more consistent, though the Lady Sailors seem due to win a close game. I polled my Twitter followers on this match and 65 perecent picked the Monarchs to win.