The foundation for Newport Harbor High's success in girls water
polo continues to grow deeper following the Sailors' conquest of the Lady
Chargers Cup at El Toro, a 16-team invitational on the frosh/soph level.
Coach Les Cutler's Sailors won it for the third time in four years
with a flourish, besting Long Beach Wilson in the final, 8-4, after
shelling El Toro in the semifinal, 9-2, on Saturday.
Friday the Sailors punished Villa Park, 19-1, after a forfeit victory
over no-show Long Beach Poly.
The 12-0 Sailors' lineup in this tournament consisted of goalie Tarrin
Cottam, Carolyn Conway, Sarah Mutt, Kaycie Craib, Anne Belden, Sabrina
Cook and Ashling Taylor. Two freshmen caught Cutler's attention, Amanda
Barto and Jesse Womble.