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    Boys water polo: Saturday's CIF scoreboard

    November 22nd, 2014, 10:20 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Saturday's CIF championship boys water polo scoreboard

    Division 1

    Harvard-Westlake 10, Mater Dei 7

    Division 2

    Foothill 10, Los Osos 7

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    Boys water polo: Segerstrom falls in Division 6 final

    November 22nd, 2014, 11:55 am by By DAN ALBANO

    Malibu's boys water polo team claimed its first CIF title by defeating Segerstrom, 10-7, in the Division 6 final in Irvine on Saturday.

    Martin Madrigal scored three for the Jaguars, the 2013 Division 7 champion.

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    Boys water polo: Foothill-Los Osos CIF Division 2 final preview

    November 21st, 2014, 12:41 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS

    All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine

    Division 2

    Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga (18-9) vs. Foothill (24-6), 2:30 p.m.

       Outlook: The top-seeded Knights make their second consecutive appearance in the Division 2 finals. Last season, they fell to a sizzling postseason juggernaut, Agoura, 11-5. But Foothill has been atop the Division 2 rankings since the preseason poll, which had Los Osos slotted second. The teams haven’t played this season or the previous three. The Grizzlies aren’t strangers to the CIF finals. They captured Division 4 titles in 2012-13 and have won 11 consecutive postseason games. Los Osos navigated the tougher course to the finals, edging Palos Verdes, 12-11, Dos Pueblos, 11-8, and No. 2 seed Dana Hills, 9-7, in the semifinals. Foothill’s strength is balance. Mike Miller leads the team with 74 goals but Chas Hornecker (71) and center Gavin Scott (60) aren’t far behind. Austin Stewart leads Los Osos with 87 goals.

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    Boys water polo: Laguna Beach-Montebello CIF Division 3 final preview

    November 21st, 2014, 11:45 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS

    All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine

    Division 3

    Montebello (24-3) vs. Laguna Beach (24-6), 7 p.m.

       Outlook: The top-seeded Breakers return to the finals for the first time since their Division 3 title season of 2011. Laguna Beach and third-seed Montebello don’t have much recent history. The teams last played in 2010 when Laguna Beach won, 17-11, at a Hank Vellekamp tournament game. The Breakers were the preseason No. 1 team in the division and haven’t budged thanks to a balanced and deep lineup. They feature three players with at least 60 goals in Cade Baldridge (95), Jack Dodson (65) and Jakob Colladay (63). Dodson also leads Laguna Beach in steals (55) and assists (40). The Breakers are 17-2 in their last 19 matches, losing only to Division 1 contenders Mater Dei and Loyola. Montebello’s Mario Moran scored in sudden-death overtime in the semifinals to lift the Oilers past No. 2 seed Murrieta Valley, 12-11.

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    Boys water polo: Segerstrom-Malibu CIF Division 6 preview

    November 21st, 2014, 10:19 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS

    All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine

    Division 6

    Malibu (25-4) vs. Segerstrom (25-3), 10 a.m.

       Outlook: It’s not easy moving up playoff divisions but the No. 2 seeded Jaguars are showing it can be done. After capturing the Division 7 title in 2013 in only its third season, Segerstrom returns to a second consecutive CIF final. The balanced Jaguars are led by center David Molina, a junior who comes off the bench, and junior defender Martin Madrigal. Segerstrom also relies on Seth Chavez and Nick Navarro in a starting lineup that doesn’t include a senior. Last season, top-seeded Malibu fell to a tough Palm Desert squad, 8-5, in the Division 6 final. The Sharks are making their fourth finals appearance in seven years but are seeking their first title. Owen Franz scored 10 goals for Malibu in a 19-9 victory against Beaumont in the semifinals. Goalie Dan Nittolo added 15 saves.

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    Boys water polo: Mater Dei-Harvard CIF Division 1 final preview

    November 20th, 2014, 11:24 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    SATURDAY’S CIF-SS BOYS WATER POLO FINALS

    All games at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine

    Division 1

    Mater Dei (26-4) vs. Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (28-0), 5:30 p.m.

       Outlook: The No. 2 seeded Monarchs and No. 1 Wolverines clash in the finals for the second consecutive November. Last season, Mater Dei went 3-0 during the regular season against Harvard-Westlake before falling in the Division 1 final, 9-6, to have its streak of five consecutive CIF titles snapped. This season, the Wolverines are 3-0 against the Monarchs entering the final, though the average margin of victory is only 2.7 goals.

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    Boys water polo: Saturday's CIF championship schedule set

    November 20th, 2014, 10:25 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    The William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine will be a destination spot for water polo fans Saturday. Here's the boys CIF championship schedule for the two-pool complex:

    Div. 6 10 a.m. Segerstrom-Malibu

    Div. 5 11:30 a.m. Claremont-Los Altos

    Div. 4 1 p.m. Cerritos-Righetti

    Div. 2 2:30 p.m. Foothill-Los Osos

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    Boys water polo: Division 3, 6 semifinal previews

    November 19th, 2014, 1:19 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    WEDNESDAY’S CIF BOYS WATER POLO SEMIFINALS

    DIVISION 3

    No. 4 seed Capistrano Valley (19-11) vs. No. 1 seed Laguna Beach (23-6)

    Site, time: Woollett, 3:30 p.m.

       Outlook: The Breakers, the top-seeded team in the division all season, defeated the Cougars, 17-12, just prior to the playoffs. Laguna Beach erupted for seven goals in the first period but the final three quarters were closer. As the nonleague showed, both teams have considerable firepower. Capo Valley features a pair of 100-goal scorers in Austin Sechrest and Jacob Rendina while the Breakers’ Cade Baldridge has 90. Laguna Beach’s most versatile player is Jack Dodson, a strong defender who also leads the Breakers with 40 assists. Laguna Beach lost in the semifinals in Division 2 the past two seasons to Agoura but claimed the Division 3 crown in 2011. Capo Valley is making its first semifinal apperance under veteran coach Steve Yancey, in his 14th season.

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    Boys water polo: Division 2 semifinal previews

    November 19th, 2014, 12:37 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    WEDNESDAY’S CIF BOYS WATER POLO SEMIFINALS

    DIVISION 2

    No. 3 seed Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga (17-9) vs. No. 2 seed Dana Hills (20-10)

    Site, time: Woollett, 5 p.m.

       Outook: The Dolphins defeated Los Osos, 16-14, in mid-October to emerge as serious Division 2 contenders. The South Coast champs feature one of the best 1-2 combinations in the Southern Section in senior Marko Asic and Bennett Williams, a junior. Williams has 124 goals while Asic 97. If Asic and Williams are both on, the Dolphins are going to force teams to score a ton to keep up. The major question for Dana Hills this week is whether they can capture a CIF championship on offense alone. Five opponents this month alone have reached double-digits goals against Dana Hills. Goalie Riley Zachary has nearly 400 saves for the county lead but faces a lot of shots. Los Osos captured Division 4 last season. The Grizzlies return All-CIF picks Tommy Halverson and Austin Stewart.

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    Boys water polo: Harvard-Westlake-Corona del Mar semifinal preview

    November 18th, 2014, 11:24 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    WEDNESDAY’S CIF BOYS WATER POLO SEMIFINALS

    DIVISION 1

    No. 1 seed Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (27-0) vs. No. 4 seed Corona del Mar (24-5)

    Site, time: William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine, 7 p.m.

       Outlook: The Sea Kings pride themselves on peaking late but that surge has been a bit uneven in recent weeks. While the PCL champion opened a seven-goal lead at halftime against Long Beach Wilson in the quarterfinals, it held on for a 10-9 victory. The Sea Kings defeated the Bruins by four goals at the Memorial Cup. And while that Memorial Cup victory was impressive, the Sea Kings also fell to Coronado in the Northern California tournament and recently lost to Mater Dei, 14-5. But perhaps the Sea Kings have something left in the tank for the high-octane Wolverines, who they’ve been staring at as a semifinal foe for much of the season.

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