Mater Dei captures North-South
This story has updated McQuin Baron's save total to 25
Mater Dei's roll in boys water polo continued Saturday.
Junior goalie McQuin Baron made 25 saves to help the top-ranked Monarchs defeat Loyola of Los Angeles, 15-10, in the finals of the North-South Challenge at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton.
Center Jon Walters added five goals and his brother, James, scored three as the Mater Dei (20-0) extended its Southern Section-record winning streak to 68 matches. They also captured the tournament for the third consecutive season.
In the semifinals, Mater Dei rallied from a halftime-deficit against Los Alamitos to post a 13-9 victory. The Griffins led, 7-6, entering the third, but Mater Dei responded by taking the frame, 5-0. Kent Inoue and Jon Walters each finished with five goals.
"Considering we had to play Los Alamitos and Loyola back-to-back, I am extremely pleased with the result," Mater Dei coach Chris Segesman wrote in a text message. "The guys kept their focus and played for one another."