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High School Roundup: CdM girls’ water polo finishes sixth at Irvine Southern California Championships

Corona del Mar’s Maya Avital blocks a shot during a Surf League match against Newport Harbor on Wedn
Corona del Mar goalkeeper Maya Avital, shown blocking a shot against Newport Harbor on Wednesday, had 12 saves for the Sea Kings Saturday against Santa Barbara San Marcos in the Irvine Southern California Championships fifth-place match.
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Junior goalkeeper Maya Avital made 12 saves as the Corona del Mar High girls’ water polo team lost to Santa Barbara San Marcos 6-5 on Saturday in the Irvine Southern California Championships fifth-place match at Irvine’s Woollett Aquatics Center.

Layne Anzaldo, Kira Hoffman, Kaity Greenwald, Carter Britt and Sophie Wallace each scored one goal for Corona del Mar (17-6), which was seeded fourth.

Hoffman, who had two assists and two steals in the fifth-place match, earned all-tournament team honors.

Earlier Saturday, the Sea Kings beat Carlsbad 8-3 in a fifth-place semifinal match. Grace Myers scored five goals.

CdM plays Laguna Beach on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in a Surf League finale at Newport Harbor High. With a victory, the Sea Kings would share the league title with the Breakers.

Newport Harbor 7, Mater Dei 5: Kili Skibby scored two goals for the Sailors in the Irvine Southern California Championships ninth-place match Saturday.

Morgan Netherton, Linnea Kelly, Annie Rankin, Brooke Banta and Taylor Smith also scored for Newport Harbor (16-10).

Banta was an all-tournament team selection for Newport Harbor.

The Sailors also beat Los Alamitos 6-5 in a ninth-place semifinal. Rankin led the way with three goals.


The Newport Harbor High wrestling team went 1-1 in the Division 6 bracket of the CIF Southern Section Dual Meet Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World High.

The Wave League champion Sailors (11-7) defeated Perris Orange Vista 45-36 in the first round, before losing to Newbury Park 42-37 in the quarterfinals.

Corona del Mar, an at-large selection as the second seed out of the Wave League, drew the host school in the first round. The Sea Kings (8-6) were alive with three matches to go, when the Fighting Scots won the heavyweight bout by fall. Rim of the World ended up defeating CdM 42-39.


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