Water polo notes: Spotlight arrives quickly for Segerstrom
Segerstrom’s second-year boys water polo program could take a giant leap Tuesday with a victory against Ocean View in the Division 7 Golden West League.
The Jaguars are 5-0 in league and would take the inside track on capturing their first league title with a victory.
Segerstrom and Coach Tim Fredericksen have already defeated Ocean View (4-1 in league) twice. The Jaguars edged Ocean View, 5-4, in the first round of league and, 7-6, in overtime at the Newport Rib Company tournament.
In the first match, goalie Danny Gomez made 24 saves for Segerstrom.
The match Tuesday is scheduled for Segerstrom at 3:15 p.m.
DANA HILLS-EL TORO DUEL THURSDAY
In another league game to watch this week, El Toro plays host to Dana Hills in the second round of the South Coast on Thursday.
First-place Dana Hills (15-5, 5-0) won the first match, 12-11, but the Chargers have surged the past two weekends with an upset-victory against Newport Harbor and a seventh-place finish at the North-South Challenge in Atherton.
Tesoro’s boys defeated Ayala, 8-4, to capture the Canyon/Valencia tournament on Saturday.
Division 7 contender Don Lugo defeated Sunny Hills, 12-7, in the finals of the Central Orange County tournament Saturday. Sunny Hills senior Mike Asendorf has a strong week with 23 goals to help the Lancers go 6-1.
TESORO'S PETERSON HONORED
In other Tesoro news, Taylor Peterson was awarded the Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award at halftime of the Titans’ football game against Mission Viejo on Friday. Peterson leads the Titans in scoring, carries a 3.8 grade-point average and is the youth outreach leader at Foothills Church in Rancho Santa Margarita.