High School Roundup: Edison girls’ water polo beats Huntington Beach for first time in seven years

Edison's Lily Larson scores against Huntington Beach's Marilyn Rodriguez Tuesday at Corona del Mar High.
Edison’s Lily Larson takes a shot and scores against Huntington Beach’s Marilyn Rodriguez during Tuesday’s match at Corona del Mar High.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Lily Larson scored six goals as the Edison High School girls’ water polo team beat Huntington Beach 10-5 in a Wave League match Tuesday at Corona del Mar High.

Jillian Van Gemert added two goals for the Chargers (6-7, 2-0 in league), ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 poll. Edison beat rival Huntington Beach for the first time since 2015.

“We lost to them by one last year in the second [league] game, and the year before that in the second game,” Edison coach Nick Graffis said. “We were pretty young those two years. A lot of these girls were playing big minutes in those games, and now we’re senior-heavy this year.”

Bella Schulze and Lily Worley also scored for Edison, while senior goalkeeper Madie Ambrose made several big saves to anchor the defense.

Gaby Zaretskiy scored three goals for Huntington Beach (6-7, 1-1), ranked No. 7 in Division 1, while Jericho Callender scored twice.

The teams play their second league match at Huntington Beach on Jan. 26.

“We’ve definitely improved from where we were last year,” Larson said. “I think our goal this year is to win CIF. I think if we put in the same energy that we put in here, we can accomplish it.”

Huntington Beach's Gaby Zaretskiy takes a shot under pressure from Edison's Bridgette Angelovic during Tuesday's match.
Huntington Beach’s Gaby Zaretskiy takes a shot under pressure from Edison’s Bridgette Angelovic during Tuesday’s Wave League match.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Marina 11, Fountain Valley 4: Lily Ensley scored four goals to lead the Vikings in Tuesday’s Wave League match at CdM.

Lana Kardos had a pair of goals for Marina (5-11, 1-1 in league).

Fountain Valley fell to 10-6 overall, and 0-2 in league.

Los Alamitos 11, Corona del Mar 10: The host Sea Kings’ upset bid fell just short in a Surf League League match Tuesday at CdM.

Mia Bernhoit scored four goals for CdM (8-8, 0-4 in league).


Corona del Mar 49, Los Alamitos 44 (2OT): Makena Tomlinson had a game-high 24 points to lead the Sea Kings past the Griffins in double overtime on Tuesday in a Surf League game on the road.

Dorothy Schwenck scored 11 points, and Haley Esquino added eight points for CdM (10-8, 2-0).

Elise Marquez had a team-leading 20 points for Los Alamitos (11-5, 1-1).

Santa Ana 56, Costa Mesa 46: The Mustangs dropped to 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the Orange Coast League after Tuesday’s defeat at home.

Edison 31, Marina 21: Adelina Fredrick had eight points, and Mia Cassel added seven points to send the visiting Chargers past the Vikings Tuesday in a Wave League game.

Edison is now 9-14 overall and 2-1 in league, while Marina fell to 5-15 overall and 0-3 in the Wave League.

Calvary Chapel 62, Estancia 38: Mackenzie Sanchez paced the host Eagles with 16 points on Tuesday in an Orange Coast League game.

Alexis Orellana also scored seven points for Estancia (11-8, 2-3).

Fountain Valley 55, Huntington Beach 37: Audrey Tengan had a team-high 17 points to help the Barons earn the victory on Tuesday night in a Surf League game at Fountain Valley High.

Margaret Tengan added 13 points, including a three-pointer in the fourth quarter that gave her 40 three-pointers for the season. The shot gave her the single-season school record for three-pointers made, surpassing the 39 shots made from beyond the arc by Andie Kristinat during the 2013-14 season.

Apart from perhaps internal competition from her twin sister, Audrey, who has 28 three-pointers this season, about the only thing that seemingly could have prevented Margaret from establishing the record was COVID-19.

“After a few games, I realized that it was definitely reachable,” Margaret Tengan said of the record. “Then I kind of started tracking. After our Laguna game last week when I hit 39, we had like three games canceled, I think, so I was kind of nervous, like, ‘What if we don’t get another game?’”

Sarah Henry scored 10 points, Sariah Loftis added eight points, and Audrey Chow chipped in with five points for Fountain Valley (12-4, 1-0 in the Surf League).

Audrey Nguyen had 14 points to lead Huntington Beach (8-11, 0-3). Makenna Tayenaka added six points on a couple of three-pointers.

Newport Christian 67, Samueli Academy 20: Lani Bowman had 21 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead the Seahawks on Tuesday in an Academy League game on the road.

Abbi Bowman added 19 points, eight rebounds, six steals and two assists for Newport Christian (6-2, 2-0), which also got a 12-point performance from Abby Lin.

Newport Harbor 52, Laguna Beach 32: Chase Dionio scored 28 points to go with eight steals and six rebounds to lead the Sailors on Tuesday in a Wave League game at Laguna Beach High.

Emma Fults added five points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three assists for Newport Harbor (16-6, 3-0). Emma Coatsworth also had six points and four rebounds.

Sophie Marriner had seven points and 11 rebounds for Laguna Beach (15-7, 1-2). Kate Cheng had nine points, and Alexandra Grombchevsky scored eight points.

Garden Grove 66, Ocean View 53: Marisabel Alcaraz paced the Seahawks with 15 points on Tuesday in a Golden West League game at home.

Nayleen Gonzalez also scored 14 points for Ocean View (12-7, 1-2).

Pacifica Christian Orange County 70, Capistrano Valley Christian 44: The host Tritons moved their record to 14-5 overall and 4-0 in the Academy League on Tuesday.


Newport Christian 70, Tarbut V’Torah 54: The host Seahawks earned their fifth straight win to improve to 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the Express League on Tuesday.

Los Alamitos 52, Newport Harbor 43: The host Sailors had their six-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday in their Surf League opener at Newport Harbor High.

Newport Harbor (14-6) was playing in its first game since Jan. 5, when the Sailors defeated Marina 70-64 in double overtime.


Edison 2, Huntington Beach 0: Alex Wood and Nikki Scott each scored to help the Chargers earn a big Surf League victory Tuesday at Huntington Beach High.

The back line of Maddie Klasey, Kate Hass, Hailey Clingan and Riley Crooks, as well as goalkeeper Alyssa Plotkin, produced its ninth shutout of the season for Edison (11-5-2, 2-1 in league). Lucy Curren earned a penalty kick and dished out an assist.

Huntington Beach is now 8-5-6 overall, and 1-2 in league.

Newport Harbor 3, Laguna Beach 1: Anto Russo had a pair of goals for the Sailors in Tuesday’s Wave League match at Newport Harbor High.

Laine Briggs had two assists for Newport Harbor (8-8-4, 3-0 in league) and Isa Whittaker also scored. Emily Park made three saves.

The Sailors play at rival CdM in the Battle of the Bay match on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Laguna Beach fell to 3-6-2 overall, and 1-2 in league.

Los Alamitos 4, Corona del Mar 0: Goalkeepers Alex Boserup and Sydney Walls combined for 12 saves for the Sea Kings in Tuesday’s Surf League match on the road.

CdM is 12-3-2 overall, and 0-3 in league.

Costa Mesa 1, Santa Ana 0: The first-place Mustangs improved to 4-0 in Orange Coast League play after Tuesday’s home win.

Calvary Chapel 1, Estancia 0: Estancia lost its third straight Orange Coast League match at home on Tuesday.

Estancia is now 4-11 overall and 2-3 in league.

Ocean View 1, Garden Grove 1: Laila Alfadhiel scored a goal assisted by Skylar Lasiter for the visiting Argonauts on Tuesday in a Golden West League game.

Ocean View is now 7-4-1 overall and 3-1-1 in league.

Claremont Webb 4, Sage Hill 0: The Gauls shut out the Lightning on Tuesday in a San Joaquin League game at Sage Hill School.

Sage Hill dropped to 5-2-2 overall and 0-1-1 in league.


Fairmont Prep 4, Pacifica Christian Orange County 0: The visiting Tritons dropped to 1-7-1 overall and 0-5-1 in the Academy League following Tuesday’s match on the road.


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