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Two area teams capture gold

Youth Scene

March 22, 2012
  • The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club girls’ Under-12 team won its division championship over the weekend at the Turbo Orange County Cup. Kneeling (from left): Coach Matt Tingler, Alana Evans, Niva Razin and Audrey Duffy. Standing (left to right): Sophia Lucas, Angelique Begay, Danielle Borelli, Isabel Riches, Evan Tingler, Evie Cant and Thea Walsh.
The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club girls’ Under-12…

The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club girls' 12-and-Under and 14-and-Under teams won gold medals on Sunday at the 2012 Turbo Orange County Cup.

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12U Girls

Laguna started the tournament Saturday at El Toro and pulled out an 11-10 win over International of Los Alamitos. The team won easily in their second outing Saturday, defeating Northwood, 13-3.

Laguna also cruised to two more victories Sunday. The locals started the day with a 12-2 rout of Rosebowl of Pasadena. In the division final, Laguna jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Riverside and went on to a 10-3 victory.

The 12U girls are: Angelique Begay, Danielle Borelli, Evie Cant, Audrey Duffy, Alana Evans, Niva Razin, Sophia Lucas, Isabel Riches, Evan Tingler and Thea Walsh. The team is coached by Matt Tingler.

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14U Girls

Laguna began tournament play at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine by battling Xtreme of Corona to a 9-9 score. However, it went on to win its next three games to win gold.

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After playing Xtreme to a standstill in a game that it had led throughout Saturday, Laguna rebounded to earn an 11-3 win over VC Premier of Simi Valley. On Sunday, Laguna held off Rose Bowl by a 7-6 score to advance to the title game. In the division final, Laguna scored a decisive, 9-3 win over So Cal.

The 14U girls are: Bella Baldridge, Aria Fischer, Ally Jochim, Holly Parker, Maia Borisoff, Sophia Lucas, Hayley Evans, Katya Cox-Kruger, Angelique Begay and Gabi Beren. The team is coached by Erich Fischer and Scott Baldridge.

— From Staff Reports

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