High School Sports

Top-Seeded Dons H2O beaten in semifinals by Sailors

Newport Harbor finally beats Santa Barbara in fourth try

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.

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