Division 1 boys water polo rivals Mater Dei and Harvard-Westlake of Studio City could face off as many as four times this fall. The first encounter might arrive this weekend at the Santa Barbara Invitational.
Harvard-Westlake and Mater Dei are seeded first-second, respectively, in the 24-team tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday.
Harvard-Westlake went 4-0 against Mater Dei last season en route to its second consecutive Division 1 crown.
Other county teams in the Santa Barabra field: fourth-seed Orange Lutheran, No. 5 Huntington Beach, Newport Harbor, Dana Hills, Santa Margarita, Laguna Beach and Servite.
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