The Laguna Beach High boys' water polo team won its second Orange Coast League game in as many starts Wednesday by defeating host Sage Hill, 20-4.
Twelve Breakers scored led by a game-high four goals from Trent Sadler. Aki Andersen, Cade Baldridge, Jakob Colladay, Julian Bridy, and Jack Dodson (four assists, three steals), all scored twice.
Laguna, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 2, evened its record at 8-8.
"The guys looked loose and played with a lot of confidence," Laguna Coach Ethan Damato said. "We had 12 different people get in the scoring column and had 13 assists as a team. It was fun to see the guys play well and have fun doing it."
Laguna took on Murrieta Valley Thursday. The score from the nonleague game wasn't available at press time. The Breakers host Coronado in a 4 p.m. nonleague game Friday.
The Breakers return to league play Wednesday, at home against Estancia at 3:15 p.m.
Also Wednesday, USA Water Polo Women's National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian announced the rosters and coaches for the upcoming Futures 50 Classic tournament, which will be held Oct. 25-27 at Foothill High. Damato was selected as the head coach of Team Athens, and two current and one former Laguna Beach players are on the rosters
The four rosters were divided up with each featuring a mix of athletes from all levels of the USA Water Polo National Teams. The teams were named after the four locations to offer women's water polo in the Olympic Games.
Former Laguna standout Annika Dries, a 2012 U.S. Olympic gold medalist now at Stanford, has been named captain of Team London, which also includes current Laguna player, Aria Fischer. The freshman's older sister, Makenzie, a junior at Laguna, is on the Team Beijing roster.
"It's very exciting to get a chance to coach athletes at that level and be a part of the event," Damato said. "I have coached a handful of the girls on my team, so it will be great to coach those girls again and great to get to know the top players in our sport.
"I think it's a great event for women's water polo and I'm very proud to be a part."
The Breakers made it a two-match sweep of Orange Coast League rival Estancia and in the process moved a step closer to repeating as league champions by defeating the host Eagles, 14-4 Tuesday. The match marked the return of Bailey Jaeger to the Laguna lineup. Jaeger had been out of action due to a wrist injury.
Jaeger teamed with Natasha Keces to play two sets at No. 2 singles, and the pair won both (6-1, 6-0). The third set at No. 2 was won, 6-0, by Brigette Thomas/Cameron Anderson.
The Breakers swept in doubles action. At the No. 1 line, Sarah Nederlander/Maddy Loomis won, 6-2, 6-0, and Shawna Yang/Olivia Morrison won, 6-2. At No. 3, Stephanie Tat/Malia Helms won, 6-1, 6-1, and Helms teamed with Anna Heitmann to win the third set, 6-2.
Kira Hamilton won two sets (6-1, 6-0) at No. 1 singles, and Ashley Fair picked up two points (6-0, 6-0, 3-6), at No. 3 singles.
With the win, Laguna, ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division 2, improved to 7-0 in league and 10-4 overall.
In a league match played Oct. 10, Laguna routed Saddleback, 17-1. No. 1 Iman Berri (6-0, 6-0, 6-1) and No. 2 Kathleen Kimball (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) swept in singles, and Thomas, at No .3 singles, won two of three (0-6, 6-1, 6-0). In doubles, No. 1 Fair/Keces (6-0, 6-0,(6-0), No. 2 Tat/Helms (6-0,(6-0,(6-0), and No. 3 Bo/Morrison (6-0, 6-3, 6-1), swept.
Laguna took on Santa Margarita in a nonleague match Monday, and lost, 14-4, to the Eagles, the ninth-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1.