Girls' Water Polo: CdM is No. 3 seed

The Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team will attempt to repeat as CIF Southern Section Division 1 champion as the No. 3 seed.

The Sea Kings (23-4) are the highest seeded team of the three Newport-Mesa squads that are in the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Newport Harbor, which reached the CIF Division 1 title game last year, will have its work out cut out for it this season.

Costa Mesa is a wild card in Division 1.

CdM, the Pacific Coast League champion that won its first Division 1 title last season, open against a wild-card winner Wednesday.

The first-round games are scheduled for 5 p.m.

The winner of the El Dorado (10-13) at Edison (15-12) game will play at CdM on Wednesday.

Newport Harbor (19-8), which finished second in the Sunset League, will play host to Goleta Dos Pueblos (10-15), which finished third in the Channel League, in the first round.

Costa Mesa (9-16), which finished third in the Orange Coast League, plays host to Woodbridge (10-7), an at-large team that finished fourth in the PCL. The winner of the game will play at No. 2-seeded Foothill (21-5), the Century League champion.

CdM and Newport Harbor could meet in the semifinals.

Laguna Beach (25-1), the Orange Coast League champion, is the top seed in Division 1.

— Steve Virgen

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