IRVINE — Over the past month of the 2010-11 season, the Laguna Beach High girls' water polo team really had found its niche.
Playing relaxed, confident and great defense, the Breakers picked up big wins here and there one of which was a first-time victory over Newport Harbor last Friday.
On Wednesday night at the William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, the Breakers were this close to recording one of the all-time great victories in school history.
All that stood between Laguna Beach and Dos Pueblos in their CIF Southern Section Division I semifinal showdown was a single goal, make that, a "golden goal." It's what the Chargers used to escape with a 14-13 victory in a match filled with intense drama and a frantic finish that left both squads exhausted.
Tiera Schroeder skipped in the winning shot in the third overtime, the "golden goal" session, to give top-seeded Dos Pueblos (30-0) the win and sent the Chargers on to Saturday's title game against Foothill.