Harvard High's 8-5 victory over Lompoc in the opening round of the Southern Section 2-A playoffs Wednesday was not water polo at its best.
Damon Willick led the Saracens with five goals, but the match was marked by bitter complaining from both coaches about the officiating.
"That was the absolute worse officiating I have ever seen," said Kevin Hicks, Lompoc's coach. "The two referees were completely amateurs."
The call Hicks complained about most fiercely came late in the first period when Brandon Stonebraker, who runs Lompoc's offense, was ejected for the remainder of the game on a major infraction for roughness.