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Lauren Peterson's Girls' Water Polo Rankings And Comments

March 13, 2004|LAUREN PETERSON

1 SANTA BARBARA

(29-2, SS-Div. IV)Dons won Division IV and two invitational titles, and finished the season on a 22-game winning streak after early losses to Foothill.

2 NEWPORT HARBOR

(27-3, SS-Div. I)Sea View League champs ended Foothill's 49-game winning streak, finished runner-up at the Santa Barbara tournament and won the Division I title.

3 FOOTHILL

(27-4, SS-Div. I)Knights fell in Division I title match but won the Newport Harbor/Corona del Mar tournament and were second at Southern California Championships.

4 CORONA DEL MAR

(22-9, SS-Div. II)Endured the Southland's toughest regular-season schedule in preparation for winning the Division II championship.

5 L.B. WILSON

(23-8, SS-Div. I)Ranked among the top four teams for most of the season, Bruins fell to Newport Harbor in Division I semifinals.

6 SANTA MARGARITA

(19-11, SS-Div. I)Eagles upset third-seeded Los Alamitos in the section quarterfinals and lost a 6-5 decision to Foothill in the semifinals.

7 UPLAND

(29-3, SS-Div. V)Fast, physical team won the Villa Park tournament over Los Alamitos and dominated Redlands to win second consecutive Division V title.

8 LOS ALAMITOS

(21-9, SS-Div. I)Griffins improved steadily and were a dangerous team of which everyone was wary, until they were upended in the section quarterfinals.

9 MONTEBELLO

(24-6, SS-Div. I)Youthful Oilers were disappointed to lose to Wilson in section quarterfinals, but opponents should watch out next season.

10 WOODBRIDGE

(20-6, SS-Div. I)Warriors were edged, 4-3, in a tough first-round playoff matchup by Santa Margarita, which shut out high-scoring Jacquelyn Gauthier.

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