O.C. powers reach South Coast Tournament quarters
Top-ranked Mater Dei, No. 2 Newport Harbor, No. 3 Corona del Mar, No. 4 Los Alamitos and No. 5 Dana Hills have reached Friday's quarterfinals of the South Coast boys water polo tournament.
Mater Dei advanced Thursday with a 25-7 second-round victory against La Canada. The triumph at Servite extended the Monarchs' Southern Section winning streak to 56 matches.
Center Jon Walters scored a team-high six goals for Mater Dei.
Mater Dei, the tournament's two-time defending champion, will play Long Beach Wilson, a 12-7 winner against El Toro, in the quarterfinals Friday at 4 p.m. at Servite.
Newport Harbor reached the quarterfinals with an 11-6 triumph against Northwood.
The Sailors and all the teams from the Newport Harbor group will play Friday at JSerra because of a pool issue at Newport Harbor.
The Sailors will play Dana Hills, an 8-6 winner against The Bishop's of La Jolla, at 5 p.m. at JSerra on Friday.
Loyola and Agoura will face off in the quarterfinal at Foothill at 5 p.m. Loyola and Chancellor Ramirez (five goals) defeated Foothill, 11-3, while Agoura handled University, 16-2. Earlier, University -- seeded sixth in its group -- upset No. 3 seed Huntington Beach, 12-11, in overtime.
Corona del Mar will play host to Los Alamitos in the quarterfinals Friday at 5 p.m.
The Sea Kings defeated Santa Barbara, 12-7, while the Griffins beat Laguna Beach, 15-5.
El Toro's loss to Long Beach Wilson was costly. Goalie Byron Rivers made 16 saves but received a game misconduct after the match and will have to sit out Friday against La Canada, Chargers coach Brett McCleave said. The El Toro-La Canada game that will send the winner to the 9-12 bracket Saturday.
El Toro also had another starter -- Rion Parenteau -- receive a game misconduct in the match. He also will miss the La Canada game.