IRVINE, Calif. - Santa Barbara had beaten Newport Harbor in three previous games this year but the Sailors get their revenge as they upset the top-seeded Dons 8-5 in a CIF Division 1 semifinal girls water polo game in Irvine.
The Dons never led in the game falling behind 3-0 and they could never get closer than a two-goal deficit. They trailed 4-2 after one period and 5-3 at halftime.
Santa Barbara had their 20-game win streak snapped as they end a terrific year at 25-5. They won two prestigious tournaments and advanced to the CIF semifinals after three consecutive defeats in the quarterfinals.