Santa Margarita's boys water polo team had a good excuse for being late to their school homecoming dance Saturday night.
The Eagles claimed their first tourney title in more than a decade.
Stephen Riggins, left, led eight players in scoring with three goals and goalie Ryan Melosini made a save with about four seconds left as the Eagles (20-9) captured the Steve Pal Memorial Tournament title with an 11-10 victory against visiting No. 7 Dana Hills.
Santa Margarita improved to 11-1 in October. The only loss was against undefeated Mater Dei.