Swanson’s Goal Lifts Long Beach Wilson
Scott Swanson scored his only goal of the game with 1 minute 21 seconds to play to complete a fourth-quarter rally and give second-seeded Long Beach Wilson a 10-9 victory over Santa Ana Foothill in a Southern Section Division I boys’ water polo semifinal Wednesday at Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley High.
Wilson (25-4) outscored third-seeded Foothill, 4-2, in the fourth quarter to secure a spot in the final against top-seeded North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake (27-2), which defeated fourth-seeded Lake Forest El Toro, 10-9, in sudden-death overtime in the other semifinal at Westlake Village Westlake High. The Chargers finished 23-7.
The Division I final is at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Long Beach Belmont Plaza.
Foothill (21-9) led, 8-6, with 5:56 remaining when Wilson scored three consecutive goals, capped by a Charles Wright score on a six-on-five advantage that gave the Bruins a 9-8 lead with 2:37 left.
The Knights tied the score, 9-9, with 1:36 left when Frank Reynolds, who led his team with five goals, scored on a four-meter penalty shot.
Matt Sagehorn led the Bruins with six goals. Swanson, Wilson’s leading scorer, sat out much of the game because of foul trouble before scoring the game-winner.
-- Mike Haubrich
Top-seeded Palisades beat North Hollywood, 4-3, to advance to its first City Championship girls’ tennis match since 1998, and second-seeded Granada Hills defeated Carson, 7-0, and will try for its second consecutive title when the teams meet in the City Section finals at 1 p.m. Friday at Balboa Sports Complex in Encino.
Senior Cody Clark and sophomore Brittany O’Neil defeated North Hollywood’s Eunice Yu and Christine Lee, 6-4, 6-2, in the decisive match at No. 1 doubles to lift Palisades (14-0).
Senior Canna Furuta defeated Carson’s Cielo Domingo, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles for Granada Hills (11-1), the West Valley League champion.
-- Lauren Peterson