Girls water polo highlights: Laguna Beach shows who’s No. 1 at Santa Barbara TOC

Laguna Beach’s girls water polo group left no uncertainty Saturday about that should be placed No. 1 in Orange Area, as well as beyond.

The Breakers, ranked second in Orange County, sank No. 1 Foothill 9-8 in the semifinals of the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions and also took place to deal with Newport Harbor 8-3 in the finals at Dos Pueblos in Goleta.

One week back, Foothill edged Laguna Beach 8-7 in a nonleague suit to take over the No. 1 place in the county but the Breakers (16-1) redeemed the leading position Saturday by safeguarding their 2nd tournament 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 scored 3 goals for Laguna Beach, which led 9-7 prior to the Knights scored late.

Lineback added 3 helps and two swipes while Renner attracted three exemptions.

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

Laguna Beach led 7-2 at halftime.

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

In one more feat for Laguna Coastline’s program Saturday, the Breakers’ younger university put second at the university Lady Brahmas Winter Standard organized by Diamond Bar.

Newport Harbor edged top-seeded San Marcos 9-8 in the other semifinal. Foothill defeated San Marcos 12-4 in the third-place match.

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