Rich Calder scored with 14 seconds remaining, lifting Monte Vista High School to a 10-9 victory over Rancho Buena Vista Friday in a San Diego Section water polo first-round match at Mt. Carmel.
Calder's goal, into the upper right-hand corner of the net from six yards away, came after Monte Vista's Rob Howard tied the score, 9-9.
Rancho Buena Vista (8-14) led, 7-5, after two quarters but was outscored, 5-2, in the second half. Monte Vista goalie Mike Taggwerker made 29 saves, the fourth-highest total in a game in Section history.
The semifinals will be played today, with all four matches at Mesa College. Monte Vista (11-5) will play second-seeded University of San Diego High School (20-4) at 6:15 p.m.