High School Roundup: Laguna Beach girls’ water polo tops CdM in Surf League opener

Laguna Beach’s Rachael Carver takes a shot against Newport Harbor’s Olivia Giolas during the Holiday
Laguna Beach’s Rachael Carver, shown taking a shot in a Dec. 28, 2018 match against Newport Harbor, helped the Breakers to a 13-6 win over Corona del Mar on Thursday.
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Rachael Carver had three goals, and the Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team beat host Corona del Mar 13-6 in a Surf League opener Thursday night.

Emma Lineback, Molly Renner and Nicole Struss each scored twice for the Breakers (17-1), the top-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 and 2 poll. Goalkeeper Lauren Schneider made five saves.

Grace Myers led No. 10 CdM (5-10) with four goals.

Newport Harbor 8, Los Alamitos 2: Olivia Giolas had five goals for the Sailors in their Surf League opener Thursday at Corona del Mar High.


Taylor Smith scored twice for Newport Harbor (13-4), ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 1 and 2. Goalkeeper Anna Reed made six saves.

Huntington Beach 25, Fountain Valley 1: Morgan O’Connell scored seven goals for the Oilers in their Wave League opener Thursday at Corona del Mar High.

Emily Tucker added four goals for Huntington Beach (3-8), ranked No. 22 in CIF Southern Section Division 1 and 2.

Fountain Valley fell to 6-15 overall.


Estancia 14, Orange 1: Sydni White had a match-high five goals for the visiting Eagles in Thursday’s Orange Coast League opener.

Gidget Brestel scored four goals for Estancia (14-6).


Edison 35, Los Alamitos 20: Madison Copeland had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Chargers in Thursday’s Surf League opener.

Lainey Johnson added nine points and nine rebounds for Edison (13-9), which plays at Corona del Mar on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Marina 60, Newport Harbor 48: Malia Kawakubo had 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the visiting Vikings in Thursday’s Wave League opener.

Greta Graeler added a game-high 24 points to go with five rebounds for Marina (5-16).

Willa Rath had 13 points and three blocked shots for Newport Harbor (10-11). Emma Fults added 12 points and seven rebounds. Cydney Jover chipped in with five points and five assists.


Fountain Valley 58, Laguna Beach 20: Audrey Tengan had 15 points and five rebounds for the Barons on Thursday in a Wave League opener at home.

Margaret Tengan added nine points and two blocks for Fountain Valley (12-11). Caitlin Okawa had four points, five assists and three steals. Kat Luu scored eight points.

Laguna Beach fell to 9-13 overall.

Saddleback 60, Costa Mesa 39: Lorelei Hobbis had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the visiting Mustangs in Thursday’s Orange Coast League game.

Tarah Harmon scored 11 points for Costa Mesa (4-10, 2-2 in league), while Mary Anna Bijanjan had eight points and five assists.

Orange 36, Estancia 29: Brianna Rios had a team-high 15 points to go with five rebounds and three steals for the visiting Eagles on Thursday in an Orange Coast League game.

Elisa Hernandez added nine points and 12 rebounds for Estancia (3-19, 1-3 in league).


Corona del Mar 2, Huntington Beach 0: Nikki Senske had a goal and an assist for the Sea Kings in Thursday’s Surf League opener at Bonita Creek Park.


Kennedy Campbell also scored for CdM (11-1-2), ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Giovanna Broderick made five saves.

Huntington Beach is now 7-6-6.

Edison 2, Los Alamitos 2: Nicole Field and Sophia Drake scored for the Chargers in Thursday’s Surf League opener on the road.

Nikki Marino added an assist for Edison (8-3-4).

Marina 1, Newport Harbor 0: Felicia Hyde scored as the visiting Vikings earned an upset win in the Wave League opener Thursday.

Marina improved to 4-7-3, while Newport Harbor, ranked No. 4 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, is now 13-4-3.

Fountain Valley 0, Laguna Beach 0: The host Barons (9-7-3) and Breakers (4-4-4) played to a scoreless draw in Thursday’s Wave League opener.

St. Margaret’s 2, Pacifica Christian Orange County 0: The Tartans, ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division 3, earned a San Joaquin League shutout Thursday.

Pacifica Christian is now 7-3 overall and 2-2 in league play.


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