The intensity was there in the water, but there were some signs that Wednesday afternoon’s scrimmage between Santa Margarita boys’ water polo and host Newport Harbor didn’t actually count.
The scoreboard wasn’t on at the Sailors’ pool, and there was nobody sitting at the scorer’s table.
Still, it was a back-and-forth contest that gave both teams their first look at live action this season. And in the end, Newport Harbor unofficially won, 8-7, on a late strike from sophomore center Ike Love assisted by Jake Liechty.
Both the Sailors and Eagles have high hopes for this season. Newport Harbor brings back several key players from a team that narrowly lost last year in the...