Alyse Ford, right, puts the ball away for Laguna Beach.

Alyse Ford, right, puts the ball away for Laguna Beach. (Don Leach | Coastline Pilot / November 8, 2012)

The Breakers will compete Saturday at the CIF Southern Section preliminaries Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. The CIF Southern Section Championships are Nov. 17, also at Mt. SAC, and the CIF State Championships are Nov. 24 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

At the Orange Coast League Championships Oct. 31 at Centennial Park in Santa Ana, the Laguna girls won the league title. The Laguna boys' team finished in fourth place.

The Laguna girls' team won the league title despite not having key runner Livie Clark (illness) available for the meet. The Breakers scored 35 teams points. Godinez was second with 39 points.

Times turned in by the Laguna girls' varsity runners: Eliza Romero, 18:46 (second-place, all-league); Brenna Merchant (19:13, sixth, all-league); Carlee Ressler (19:19, seventh, all-league); Natalie Kimball (19:23, eighth, all-league); Janie Crawford (19:45); Monica White (20:11); Katie Grayden (20:38).

"I thought the girls really ran strong," Laguna girls' Coach Steve Lalim said. "We were running without Live Clark (sick), someone really needed to step up in order for us to win our fourth league championship in five years. It was a great team effort, everyone from one-through-seven, stepped up.

"This is the time of year that we train for, to run well when it counts. We're ready to keep this momentum going forward."

Times turned in by the Laguna boys' varsity runners: Casiano Koprowski (15:50, seventh, all-league); Grant Barton (15:52, eighth, all-league); Veda Rebollar (16:27, 17th); John Kimball (16:28, 18th); Stone Riff (17:09, 23rd); Kevin Tovar (17:27, 26th).

The CIF Southern Section Division 4 Cross-Country Championships start Saturday with the prelims race at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. The boys' race starts at 9:37 a.m. The girls' race starts at 11:18 a.m.

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Boys' Water Polo

Laguna opened CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoff action Thursday against Claremont (Sierra League No. 2). The score from the game wasn't available at press time.

A win sends the Breakers, the No. 3-seed in the division to a quarterfinal game Saturday . The division semifinals are at 5 and 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine.

Laguna (18-10) finished regular-season play on Nov. 2 against Aliso Niguel, and scored a 13-8 win over the Wolverines. Caleb Scott tied for game-high scoring honors with six goals. Maxx McCarter had 10 saves.

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