Laguna Beach's win streak ends at 63 games
Laguna Beach’s Orange County-record winning streak in girls water polo ended Thursday night at Dos Pueblos of Goleta.
In a nonleague tuneup for this weekend’s Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions, the host Chargers outscored the Breakers by three goals in the fourth period en route to an 11-7 victory that snapped Laguna Beach’s 63-game winning streak.
Freshman Abbi Hill scored five goals and Ryann Neushul added six assists and two steals for Dos Pueblos (8-3), which led the Breakers (11-1), 8-7, going into the fourth.
Both teams open the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions on Friday.
In the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions:
In play-in games:
Santa Margarita 13, Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga 5: Bella Baia had five goals and two assists at Santa Barbara to lead the Eagles (7-6) into Friday’s first-round game against top-seeded Laguna Beach at Santa Barbara at 12:30 p.m.
Riverside Poly 8, No. 9 San Clemente 7: The Bears scored five first-period goals at Dos Pueblos and then held off the Tritons to reach Friday’s first-round game against Foothill at Dos Pueblos at 1:30 p.m. Stanford-bound Lauren Bywater had five goals and four steals to lead Riverside Poly. Center Amber McCutcheon netted five goals for San Clemente.
No. 6 Newport Harbor 14, Rosary 6: Lissa Westerman scored five goals and Maddy Kanzler added eight saves at Dos Pueblos to lead the Sailors (6-7) into Friday’s first-round game against host Dos Pueblos at 12:30 p.m.
Los Alamitos 10, Santiago of Corona 3: Calysa Toledo scored three goals and Madison Ravelo added two at Dos Pueblos to lead the Griffins (10-6) into Friday’s first-round game against San Marcos at Dos Pueblos at 2:30 p.m.
In the Sea View:
Capistrano Valley 10, Trabuco Hills 8:
Victoria Higginson scored six goals to lead the host Cougars (1-1 in league).