Taking its first step in defense of its 2010 title, the Laguna Beach boys' water polo team started postseason play Wednesday by destroying visiting Temple City, 21-2, in first-round action of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.
Riley Thomas scored six goals and Nolan McConnell posted five goals and six assists to lead the Breaker attack. Samer Alkateb scored three goals and had three steals, Tommy Renner two goals and three assists, Nick Brunner two goals and two assists, Caleb Scott two goals and a steal, Trevor Collins a goal and an assist and Camron Hauer scored once. Aki Andersen also had an assist and Erik Henrikson finished with 12 saves, two assists and two steals.
"I was really happy with the way the boys came out for the game," Laguna Coach Ethan Damato said. "I could see in their warm-ups that they were ready and excited to pay. They were sharp and focused. I was happy with the way they went out and executed in the first half. They looked good in all facets."