Boys Water Polo, CIF Champs Again

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Senior Aki Andersen prepares to unload one of his three goals in Laguna’s 12-8 CIF finals win over Montebello at Woolett Aquatics Center in Irvine on Saturday, Nov. 22. Photo by Dante Fornaro
Senior Aki Andersen prepares to unload one of his three goals in Laguna’s 12-8 CIF finals win over Montebello at Woolett Aquatics Center in Irvine on Saturday, Nov. 22.
Photos by Dante Fornaro

Cade Baldridge scored off a Connor Hauer pass to break a 4-4 second quarter tie as the Laguna Beach Breakers held off a tenacious Montebello squad 12-8 to win the Division 3 Southern Section CIF boys water polo title Saturday, Nov. 22.

The team played before a full house at the Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine. For

Senior Garrett Hartley swats away one of his 12 saves during Laguna’s CIF finals win over Montebello . Photo by Dante Fornaro
Senior Garrett Hartley swats away one of his 12 saves during Laguna’s CIF finals win over Montebello .

Laguna, it was their third section title in their 51 seasons of the sport, winning titles in 2010 and 2011.

Jack Dodson capped his senior career with four goals, two steals and an assist. Aki Anderson added three goals, and a pair of assists and steals. Also scoring were Jacob Colliday, Connor Hauer, and Trent Sadler. Cade Baldridge finished with two goals, an assist and a steal while Garret Hartley recorded 12 saves in the cage. Laguna finishes the year at 25-6 while the Oilers finished at 24-5.

Head Coach Ethan Damato leaps into the pool to celebrate Laguna’s CIF championship. Damato won his third CIF title in six years as boys’ coach. He also has two titles as girls’ coach.
Head Coach Ethan Damato leaps into the pool to celebrate Laguna’s CIF championship. Damato won his third CIF title in six years as boys’ coach. He also has two titles as girls’ coach.

 

 

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