Mater Dei’s boys water polo team gave Harvard-Westlake of Studio City another close match Saturday night but a victory against the top-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 1 remained just out of reach.
Harvard-Westlake rallied from a one-goal deficit going into the fourth period by scoring four times in the final quarter for an 8-6 victo
Top-ranked Mater Dei, No. 3 Huntington Beach, No. 4 Laguna Beach along with Century League contender Villa Park are among the boys water polo teams competing at the North-South Challenge on Friday and Saturday in Atherton.
The Monarchs (14-3) are the four-time defending tournament champion and could clash f
LAGUNA BEACH Laguna Beach’s boys water polo team found the right combination Thursday to strengthen its grip atop Division 3.
The Breakers, ranked No. 1 in the division, started fast and finished strong to defeat second-ranked Murrieta Valley, 11-6, in a nonleague match.
Orange Lutheran’s up-and-coming boys water polo team has accomplished plenty, but the Lancers made their biggest move in the Trinity League on Wednesday night.
Freshman left-hander Ash Molthen scored four of his five goals in the second half, and visiting No. 7 Orange Lutheran played stingy defense at 2 meters en route to a
Mater Dei's boys water polo team didn’t solve rival Harvard-Westlake of Studio City on Tuesday night, but Orange County’s top-ranked squad still maintained its resolve after losing, 11-7, in an emotionally charged match at Harvard-Westlake.
Center Ben Hallock and attacker Johnny Hooper each scored three goals an
IRVINE Corona del Mar’s boys water polo team accomplished something Saturday night that few teams have against Harvard-Westlake of Studio City.
The Sea Kings stuck with the reigning CIF Division 1 champions for the first half.
Corona del Mar and Foothill will clash Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the S & R Sport Southern California boys water polo tournament at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine.
The squads will play at 2:40 p.m. (corrected time).
In the second semifinal, defending tourn
Foothill swimmer Spencer Kendall of the SoCal club has committed to Cornell, SoCal coach Stephen Pickell reports.
Kendall finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle at last season's CIF Division 1 finals with a 1:40.23. He dipped under 1:40 in prelims with a swift 1:39.95.
He also placed 18th in the 500 free with a
Max Weber scored five goals and Stephen Marcin added four as Servite's No. 9 water polo team opened Trinity League play with a 12-9 victory against No. 4 Orange Lutheran at Santiago Canyon College on Thursday.
Goalie Jeff Sherer had 14 saves for Servite while Matt Kacura netted three goals for the Lancers
Santa Margarita's boys water polo team, perhaps on the verge of returning to the O.C. Top 10, plays Righetti in the finals of the Villa Park Classic today at 3:30 p.m. at Villa Park.
The Eagles are the tournament's defending champion.
Later today at 7:30 p.m., Corona del Mar plays host to Newport Harbor in their annual "Battle of
Corona del Mar standout swimmer Meagan Popp of the Irvine Novaquatics has committed to Harvard, her club coach, Ken LaMont, said on Twitter on Wednesday.
"Committed to Harvard!!!" the senior wrote on her Instagram page. "I couldn't be more excited."
Popp captured the 500-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke at the Paci
NEWPORT BEACH – The mega-star players are gone for now. The breathtaking, power moves at center have been replaced by chemistry, depth and creativity. But not everything has changed with Mater Dei’s boys water polo team.
The Monarchs still rule the South Coast Tournament.
Mater Dei captured the 32-team tournament Satu
Sophomore Jake Markle and freshman lefty Ash Molthen each scored three goals and sophomore goalie Jake Simmons made eight saves as Orange Lutheran's No. 10 boys water polo team knocked off No. 2-ranked Laguna Beach, 11-9, in the second round of the South Coast Tournament at Newport Harbor on Thursday night.
The reigning CIF Division 1 boys water polo champion won’t be part of this week’s South Coast Tournament but there are plenty of other contenders to make it an important gathering for the Southern Section's elite division.
Huntington Beach’s boys water polo roster tantalizes on paper with several of the hottest up-and-coming names in Orange County. But the No. 3 Oilers showed a deeper side Tuesday against visiting No. 7 Servite.
In their first match since the resignation of Coach Brian Anderson, the Oilers