High School Roundup: Estancia boys’ water polo routs Orange

Estancia's Spencer Bantel, shown playing in March, scored four goals on Thursday for the Eagles boys' water polo team.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Dane Dodge, Spencer Bantel and Reece Adkins each scored four goals as the Estancia High boys’ water polo team routed Orange 23-1 in an Orange Coast League game Thursday at Estancia High.

Sophomore goalkeeper Max McNiff made seven saves for first-place Estancia (12-4, 2-0 in league).

Orange fell to 2-9 overall, and 0-2 in league.


Laguna Beach 14, Marina 4: Jessica MacCallum, Katelyn Smith and Sarah MacCallum each won two singles sets for the Breakers in Thursday’s Wave League opener at Marina High.

Cree Gagne and Laea Chesley swept in doubles for Laguna Beach (4-4). Marina is now 7-10 overall.

Edison 10, Fountain Valley 8: The Chargers edged the rival Barons in a Wave League opener Thursday at Fountain Valley High.

Corona del Mar 13, Los Alamitos 5: The Sea Kings cruised to a victory in a Surf League opener Thursday at CdM.

CdM (9-4) plays at Huntington Beach (10-0) in a key league match on Tuesday. The Oilers beat Newport Harbor by the same 13-5 score in another Surf League match Thursday.


Newport Harbor 3, Fountain Valley 0: Quinn Perry had 10 kills and two service aces to lead the visiting Sailors to a 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 sweep of the Barons on Thursday in a Wave League match.

Gabbi Higgs provided seven kills and two total blocks, and Anabel Kotzakov added seven kills for Newport Harbor (18-6, 5-0).

The win gives Newport Harbor at least a share of the Wave League title. The Sailors will have a chance to win the league title outright when they play host to Edison (17-15, 4-1) on Tuesday.

Fountain Valley dropped to 3-17 overall and 0-5 in league.

Huntington Beach 3, Laguna Beach 1: The Oilers defeated the Breakers 25-22, 25-20, 31-33, 25-22 on the road Thursday in a Surf League match.

Huntington Beach (24-5, 5-0) has extended its winning streak to 17 matches in a row.

Laguna Beach is now 14-15 overall and 2-3 in league.

Westminster 3, Ocean View 2: Ava Arce had 15 kills and four aces, but the Seahawks dropped Thursday’s Golden West League match at home by a score of 25-19, 17-25, 17-25, 27-25, 15-7.

Denise Arteaga had 24 assists and two aces for Ocean View (6-9, 4-4).

Calvary Chapel 3, Costa Mesa 0: Lorelei Hobbis had 11 kills, three blocks, seven digs and an ace, but the Mustangs fell to the Eagles 25-19, 25-18, 25-11 on Thursday in Orange Coast League play.

Costa Mesa dropped to 15-5 overall and 6-2 in league. Calvary Chapel (11-5, 8-0) is in first place.

Estancia 3, Orange 0: The Eagles defeated the Panthers 25-13, 25-12, 25-11 in an Orange Coast League match at home on Thursday.

Estancia improved to 18-6 overall and 5-3 in league.


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