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PHOTO COURTESY OF BECKMAN WATER POLO; TEXT BY DAN ALBANO, OCVARSITY.COM
Beckman's girls water polo team finished second to The Bishop's of La Jolla at the TYR tournament.

Mater Dei falls in tournament final

OCVARSITY.COM

Mater Dei and Santiago of Corona dueled for another girls water polo title Saturday night.

In a matchup of Division 2 contenders, the Sharks defeated the Monarchs, 9-8, in the final of the America's Finest City Invitational in Coronado.

Mackenzie Barr, Sydney Blubaugh, Brianna Daboub and freshman Mia Salvini each scored twice for Mater Dei (14-8).

Mater Dei defeated Coronado, 18-13, in the quarterfinals and fellow Division 2 contender M.L. King of Riverside, 11-7, in the semifinals. Daboub scored nine goals against Coronado.

Last season, Mater Dei defeated Santiago, 12-8, in the finals of the America's Finest City tournament but the Sharks defeated the Monarchs, 9-8, in the CIF Division 2 final.

The teams have split two matches this season. Mater Dei beat Santiago (16-4) by another 9-8 margin in the ninth-place match at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions.

In other games:

At the TYR tournament:

The Bishop's of La Jolla 14, Beckman 8: Emiko Mizusawa scored three goals and Dysiree Villalvazo made 11 saves as the Patriots (18-4) finished second in the tournament at El Dorado.

 


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