Girls water polo highlights: Laguna Beach shows who’s No. 1 at Santa Barbara TOC; seven O.C. players make all-tournament

  • Foothill’s Julia Janov, right, battles for the sphere versus Laguna Coastline’s Emma Lineback at the Santa Barbara Event of Champions at Dos Pueblos High on Saturday. (Picture by Marc Poissonier).

  • Foothill’s Mallory Reynoso holds the sphere high during the Santa Barbara Event of Champions on Saturday at Dos Pueblos in Goleta. (Photo by Marc Poissonier).

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Laguna Coastline’s girls water polo team left no question Saturday about that need to be rated No. 1 in Orange County, and also beyond.

The Breakers, placed second in Orange Area, sank No. 1 Foothill 9-8 in the semifinals of the Santa Barbara Event of Champions as well as took place to manage Newport Harbor 8-3 in the finals at Dos Pueblos in Goleta.

One week ago, Foothill bordered Laguna Beach 8-7 in a nonleague suit to take over the No. 1 place in the area yet the Breakers (16-1) recovered the top placement Saturday by protecting their second event title of the wintertime.

They additionally won the Costs Barnett Vacation Mug in late December.

In the semifinals, juniors Emma Lineback and also Molly Renner each racked up 3 objectives for Laguna Coastline, which led 9-7 before the Knights racked up late.

Lineback included 3 assists as well as 2 steals while Renner drew 3 exclusions.

In the finals, Lineback, Morgan Van Alphen and also Nicole Struss each scored twice.

Laguna Coastline led 7-2 at halftime.

Renner was picked competition MVP while Lineback took all-tournament honors.

In one more accomplishment for Laguna Coastline’s program Saturday, the Breakers’ younger varsity put second at the university Girl Brahmas Winter Classic held by Ruby Bar.

Newport Harbor edged top-seeded San Marcos 9-8 in double-sudden fatality overtime in the other semifinal. Student Morgan Netherton racked up the game-winning goal.

Foothill beat San Marcos 12-4 in the third-place match.

In the fifth-place semifinals, Orange Lutheran bordered Trinity Organization opponent Santa Margarita 8-7. Student Carly McMurray scored three objectives for the Eagles.

All-tournament honors

MVP: Molly Renner, Laguna Beach, Jr.

. Emma Lineback, Laguna Beach, Jr.

. Olivia Giolas, Newport Harbor, Jr.

. Anna Reed, Newport Harbor, Fr., GK

Kristen Hemmila, Foothill, Jr., GK

Julia Janov, Foothill, Sr.

. Zosia Amberger, San Marcos, Jr., GK

Anna Pearson, Orange Lutheran, So.

Lauren Padilla, Carlsbad

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