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High School Roundup: CdM boys’ water polo advances to Division 2 semifinals

High School Roundup: CdM boys’ water polo advances to Division 2 semifinals
CdM boys' water polo senior Matt Ueberroth, shown taking a shot against Beckman on Oct. 30, scored three goals for the Sea Kings in Saturday's 10-6 win over Murrieta Valley in a CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoff quarterfinal match. (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Senior co-captains Shane Papa and Matt Ueberroth, as well as junior Tanner Pulice, all scored three goals as the Corona del Mar High boys’ water polo team beat Murrieta Valley 10-6 on Saturday in a CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs quarterfinal match at CdM.

“I’ve really tried to encourage Matt and Shane to take big steps forward as far as leadership goes,” CdM coach Kareem Captan said of Ueberroth, a center, and Papa, a defender. “They showed it today. Matt with three goals and Shane with three goals, that’s exactly what you want out of your captains. It was huge.”

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Tyler Harvey had three assists and three steals for No. 4-seeded CdM (16-13). Caden Strauss had a goal and two assists, while Cole Fisher also had two assists. Goalkeeper Harrison Smith made eight saves.

The Sea Kings will play rival Foothill (18-10) on Wednesday night in a Division 2 semifinal match at Irvine’s Woollett Aquatics Center. That’s a rematch of last year’s Division 2 final won by the Knights, and Foothill also had two one-goal wins over CdM earlier this season.

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“The coaching staff is hungry, the players are hungry, the alumni from last year are hungry,” Captan said. “I definitely would like to get another [shot at Foothill], and I love to compete against Foothill and [coach] Jim [Brumm] as a coach.”

Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos 15, Edison 4: Ethan Galaz scored two goals for the Chargers in Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoff quarterfinal match at Ocean View High.

Los Osos (18-13) is the top-seeded team in Division 3.

Cameron Davidson and Sean Angelovic each scored one goal for Edison (17-14).

Tustin 11, Estancia 7: Sophomore Noah Gniffke scored three goals for the Eagles, who fell to the top-seeded Tillers in a CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoff quarterfinal match Saturday at Tustin High.

Sophomore Logan Richard added two goals and two assists for Estancia (17-12), while senior Jake Blinn and freshman Brodi White had one goal each.

Culver City 12, Los Amigos 10: The Lobos’ season ended after Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoff quarterfinal loss to the No. 3-seeded Centaurs at Garden Grove High.

Los Amigos finished the season 18-11.

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Matt Szabo, Sports Reporter

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Fall: boys’ water polo, girls’ tennis

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Andrew Turner, Sports Reporter

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Twitter: @ProfessorTurner

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