Golden West College goes for its second consecutive state water polo championship starting today at Merced College.
Golden West (25-4) tied Long Beach City College for the South Coast Conference title. The teams qualified for the state finals by finishing first and second last Saturday at the Southern California Regionals.
Long Beach (25-2) defeated the Rustlers in the title game, 10-4, to become the South's top-seeded team. The Vikings hold a 3-2 series edge over the Rustlers this season.
Long Beach will play DeAnza, the North's No. 2-seeded team, at 1 o'clock today. Golden West plays Modesto, the North's top-seeded team, at noon. The winners meet Saturday at noon for the title.