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Dries helps U.S. reach quarterfinal at FINA World League Super Final

Briefly In Sports

May 31, 2012
  • Dominick Robusto
Dominick Robusto

The U.S. Olympic women's water polo team completed a perfect run through pool play at the FINA World League Super Final at Changshu, China.

The U.S. started the tournament Tuesday and scored a 10-6 win over China. Laguna Beach's Annika Dries (Laguna Beach High graduate) was one of four U.S. players to score in the match. The U.S. came back Wednesday to post an 8-4 win over Greece.

The U.S. improved to 3-0 in pool play Thursday by routing Germany, 17-3. Dries was one of four players to score two goals for the U.S., which advances to a quarterfinal match Friday with Italy.

The tournament continues with semifinal games Saturday and concludes with placement games Sunday.

Dries was named to the USA Olympic team on May 17. The 2012 Summer Games start July 27 in London.

"Annika is such a diligent worker, so committed to improving as a player," USA Coach Adam Krikorian said. "She has a tremendous and tireless work ethic. From a coach's perspective, it's a perfect combination."

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Robusto named Honorable Mention

Dominick Robusto, a 2007 graduate of Laguna Beach High who attends Trinity University in San Antonio, has been named Honorable Mention on the 2012 D3baseball.com All-America Baseball Team.

Robusto, a senior designated hitter, led the NCAA Division III school in hitting with a .376 batting average and helped the team to a second-place finish at the McMinnville Regional of the NCAA Playoffs. Robusto also led the Tigers in steals with 17, and with a .460 on-base percentage for the season.

Trinity went 37-12 this year and tied the program record for most wins in a single season. The Tigers have reached the NCAA Division III playoffs in three- straight years, also a first for the program. The school said that Robusto is believed to be the only Tiger player to play in four regional tournaments (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) during his career.

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Baseball camps start June 12

Laguna Beach High's baseball program will host a camp for youth ages 5 to 11, starting June 12 at Skipper Carrillo Field. Camp runs between 5 to 7 p.m. daily through June 26. The cost is $180 per camper.

The program also will host a baseball camp for incoming players (grades 7-8) starting July 10 at Skipper Carrillo Field. The camp runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through July 26. The cost is $180 per camper.

Registration information for both camps can be found through the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department, http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.

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Laguna Open resumes June 16

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