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On the Move for a 10th Title

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Boy’s Water Polo (5-6, 1-0)

Camden Benson

Camden Benson for the Breakers.

Breakers took a big step for their 10th straight league crown defeating Costa Mesa 11-4 last Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the local pool for their 46th straight league win. Breakers missed early shots and failed to capitalize on power play opportunities until Larsen McCarroll scored on a sweep after a perfect pass from Camden Benson with 3:18 remaining in the opening period. Jeff Rubino added a score at 1:28 on a six-on-five opportunity and Breakers carried a 2-0 lead into the second period. After going up 3-0, Mesa scored on an exclusion opportunity then Laguna moved to 4-1 on a Luc Gregory score. Things got interesting when the visitors scored two goals at the 1:01 mark and with 38 seconds remaining to pull within one point, but Jeff Rubino scored to give the home team a 5-3 intermission advantage. Rubino continued to score in the second half adding five more goals to help Laguna coast to an easy 11-4 win over the No. 10 ranked Mustangs.

Liam Shapley takes aim against a Costa Mesa player in the local pool Wednesday, Sept. 30. Photos by Dante Fornaro.

Liam Shapley takes aim against a Costa Mesa player in the local pool Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Photos by Dante Fornaro.

Laguna’s post-season seeding took a hit with a pair of tough non-conference set-backs losing 10-6 to Orange Lutheran on Thursday, Oct. 1 and 12-7 at Murrieta Valley on Saturday. Breakers will host Aliso Niguel on Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon at home. Admission is free.

SSCIF D-3 Poll as of October 5: 1 – Murrieta Valley, 2 – Capo Valley, 3 – Laguna Beach, 4 – Vista Murrieta, 5 – Montebello, 6 – Aliso Niguel, 7 – Moorpark, 8 – Yorba Linda, 9 – Royal, 10 – Costa Mesa, Others: Trabuco Hills.

 

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