IRVINE — "Our Time."
It was a simple maxim the Laguna Beach High boys' water polo team lived by throughout the course of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
Those two simple words drove the Breakers, who were focused on one thing, and one thing only: winning a championship.
"It was our mantra," Laguna Coach Ethan Damato said. "The kids were focused on the playoffs and have been all season long. It's what drove this team."
Saturday at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, it was Laguna's time and for the first time, the boys' water polo program can call itself CIF champion.
In a showdown between top-seeded Laguna and No. 2 Damien, the Breakers led from start to finish to fulfill what they had set out to do all season, win a Division III title. They did so by posting an 11-9 victory over the Spartans.