Girls Water Polo (25-0, 3-0)
Last week, Aria Fischer and Thea Walsh led the Breakers to another in-season tournament sweep with a 5-0 run at Irvine’s Woollett Center to take the 22nd annual So Cal Championships. The 32-team tournament featured the top 31 varsity teams and Laguna’s JV substituting for Newport Harbor, which could not participate due to over-scheduling their non-league matches. Breakers could not have won without the team effort that included Bella Baldridge, Evan Tingler, Claire Sonne, Sophia Lucas, Alana Evans, Audrey Duffy and Alex Peros.
Laguna defeated Irvine (21-1), Agoura (21-1), Los Alamitos (11-1) Dos Pueblos (11-5) and Mater Dei (14-7). Coach Ethan Damato played the entire squad, actually holding back from running up the scores. Laguna has outscored their opponents 414-83 in their 25 games this season. Over the past four years, Laguna has captured 11 of 12 major in-season tournaments that feature the top teams of Southern California. Since January 2014, Laguna has gone 72-0 when Aria Fischer is in the pool.
The junior Breakers finished 16th in the tournament after losing to Los Osos Varsity 12-11 in sudden death. The JV beat Coronado Varsity 13-10, lost to Dos Pueblos Varsity 15-3, lost to D-1 # 10 Murrieta Valley Varsity 8-6 and to D2 #1 Agoura Varsity 6-4.