Polo Teams Start Season On Winning Note

The Laguna Beach 12 & under and 14 & under girls water polo teams opened the season strong by winning the Evan Cousineau Cup this past weekend.

The 12 & Under girls got things started with a 9-4 win over Riverside on Saturday and followed that up with a 12-7 victory against the normally-strong 680 Drivers team from northern California later in the day.  In the semifinals on Sunday, the girls got of to a slow start against SOCAL, but they came on strong in the second half to win 11-7.  Laguna played CHAWP from the Inland Empire in the finals and the outcome was never in doubt.  Laguna got off to a strong start and cruised to a 6-2 victory.  They play next at the Spa Cup Championships Nov. 4-6.

The 14 & Under girls were possibly even more impressive.  They opened the tournament on Saturday with convincing wins against Newport and Northwood by the scores of 16-2 and 15-4.  The girls played Rose Bowl in the semifinals and led the entire game, cruising to a 10-4 win.  Laguna played the always-tough Xtreme Water Polo Club from Corona in the finals.  It was a tight game and was tied 6-6 in the second half, but the Laguna girls pulled away for 9-6 victory.  The 14 team plays next at the Spa Cup Championships Nov. 11-13.

LB Girls coaches Scott Baldridge, Erich Fischer & Matt Tingler said, “We were very pleased with our girls this past weekend.  Having both the 12 and 14 girls winning their age brackets in this tournament was a great start to the season.”

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