Simmons' seven goals carry Northwood to victory
RJ Simmons scored a career-high seven goals and Tim Shaw made a career-high 18 saves to lead Northwood's boys water polo team past host Woodbridge, 16-6, in a Pacific Coast League opening match Wednesday.
The No. 7 Timberwolves (7-3, 1-0) also got two goals apiece from Matt Farrell, Jason Lee and Billy Monjay.
Nick Giberson scored three goals for Woodbridge (10-3, 0-1).
In the Orange Coast League:
No. 9 Laguna Beach 25, Saddleback 4: Riley Thomas led 13 players in scoring with four goals as the host Breakers (6-6, 1-0) won their league opener.
Costa Mesa 18, Estancia 3: Wyatt Ferris scored a season-high 10 goals to lead the visiting Mustangs (6-2, 1-0).
In nonleague games:
Edison 11, Brea Olinda 5: Junior center Justin Harrison scored six goals to lead the Chargers (4-6) at Ocean View. Edison led, 9-2, going into the fourth period.
Mission Viejo 10, JSerra 7: Christian Macias scored six goals – giving him 14 in the past two days – and added four steals to lead the visiting Diablos (8-3). The senior scored eight goals in a 14-10 triumph against San Juan Hills in a Sea View League match Tuesday.
Santa Margarita 11, Fountain Valley 8: Riley Smith scored four goals and Stephen Riggins added three to lead the host Eagles (4-6). Dalton Kenefick scored five goals for the Barons (6-11).
La Quinta 14, Long Beach Jordan 6: John Pham scored eight goals – giving him 18 the past two matches – to lead the visiting Aztecs (5-2). Pham netted 10 goals in an 18–3 victory against Westminster on Tuesday.
Villa Park Classic preview
Fifth-ranked Dana Hills (6-3), No. 8 El Toro (6-2) and No. 10 University (4-5) are three of the top-four seeds for the Villa Park Classic, a top 32-team boys water polo tournament that runs Thursday through Saturday.
The tournament also features Righetti of Santa Maria as a top seed and No. 7 Northwood.
The tournament's sites are Aliso Niguel, Esperanza, El Dorado and Villa Park. The final is scheduled for Saturday at Villa Park at 3:30 p.m.
El Toro has captured the tournament the past five seasons.
Carlsbad is a team to watch in the Aliso Niguel group. Carlsbad is seeded third behind Dana Hills and La Canada but finished second at the America's Finest City/KAP7 invitational at Coronado on Saturday.
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