The Huntington Beach boys' water polo team, beset by injuries and illness, still had enough in the tank to take down visiting Servite, 12-8, in nonleague play Tuesday. Jovan Jeremic posted a game-high five goals, Matt Cook and Dillon Morely both scored three goals and goalie Alex Wolf played strong in the cage for the Oilers, who improved to 11-7.
Huntington returns to action Friday against Harvard/Westlake, the No. 8-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1.
Edison went 2-3 in the past week at the South Coast Tournament. The Chargers scored wins over Tesoro and Granite Hills of San Diego. Their losses were to Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos.
Returning starters Dane Estrella, Justin Harrison, Troy Oates and Alec Niederland led the Chargers throughout the tournament.
"The South Coast Tournament was arguably one of the deepest and toughest tournament I have seen in along time," Edison Coach Diggy Riley said. "All five game we played were against formidable opponents and it really challenged us mentally to be prepared throughout the weekend. Our boys competed, and being that the season for us is still so young, it was nice seeing the boys implement the strategies we have been working on in our practices."
Edison competes Thursday through Saturday at the Villa Park Tournament.
On Wednesday, Huntington Beach and Edison square off at 6:05 p.m. at Newport Harbor High in the Sunset League opener for both teams. Marina and Fountain Valley tangle in another league opener at 5 p.m.
In a Sunset League opener Tuesday, Huntington Beach won, 6-0, from Fountain Valley on the Barons' home field. Kayla Wigney, last year's Offensive Player of the Year, scored three goals, Abbey Masters scored twice, Marina Elmore scored once and Allie Knobbe had three assists for the Oilers, who went undefeated in nonleague play.
Huntington is holding a Field Hockey Kick Off Game on Tuesday to celebrate its new turf field. The Oilers host Edison at 2:15 p.m.
Redondo Union defeated Mater Dei in two sets to win the Division 1 title and Whittier Christian downed Yorba Linda, 2-1, to take the Division 2 crown at the Dave Mohs Memorial Tournament on Monday at Edison High.
The Sunset League schedule gets underway Thursday. Edison hosts Newport Harbor, Huntington Beach is home to Fountain Valley, with both matches starting at 5:45 p.m., and Marina travels to face Los Alamitos at 6 p.m.