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 round versus Laguna Beach’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 ball high throughout the Santa Barbara Competition of Champions on Saturday at Dos Pueblos in Goleta. (Picture by Marc Poissonier).

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

The Breakers, rated 2nd in Orange County, sank No. 1 Foothill 9-8 in the semifinals of the Santa Barbara Event of Champions as well as took place to handle Newport Harbor 8-3 in the finals at Dos Pueblos in Goleta.

One week back, Foothill edged Laguna Coastline 8-7 in a nonleague match to take control of the No. 1 area in the area however the Breakers (16-1) recovered the top placement Saturday by safeguarding their second tournament title of the winter months.

They additionally won the Expense Barnett Holiday Mug in late December.

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

Lineback added three helps and two swipes while Renner drew three exclusions.

In the finals, Lineback, Morgan Van Alphen and Nicole Struss each racked up two times.

Laguna Coastline led 7-2 at halftime.

Renner was selected tournament MVP while Lineback took all-tournament honors.

In an additional task for Laguna Coastline’s program Saturday, the Breakers’ jr university put second at the university Lady Brahmas Winter season Standard organized by Ruby Bar.

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

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

In the fifth-place semifinals, Orange Lutheran edged Trinity Organization competitor Santa Margarita 8-7. Sophomore Carly McMurray scored three goals 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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