by Steve Breazeale
Boys Water Polo
The Tritons (16-10, 4-3 league) had an up and down week during their final stretch of league play. It started with a last second 11-10 win over second place El Toro on October 29. Senior Robby Stiefel scored the go-ahead goal, breaking a 10-10 tie with the clock winding down to give the Tritons hope at making a league title run. But a 9-8 loss to fourth place Aliso Niguel on the road on October 30 may have dampened those title hopes. The Tritons have one game left on their schedule and it’s against Dana Hills, who have already clinched at least a share of the league title.
Next Game: 11/1 vs. Dana Hills, 5 p.m.
The Tritons were set to compete on the road in the CIF-SS Team Tennis playoffs October 31 on the road against Brentwood. Results were not available at press time. The Tritons clinched the No. 3 seed out of the South Coast League.
The Tritons (10-21, 1-7) closed out their season with back-to-back losses to Mission Viejo on October 24 and Dana Hills on October 29. Both of the losses were three-set sweeps. After the two losses, the Tritons fell to the back of the pack, finishing fifth in the South Coast League.
Boys and Girls Cross Country
The Triton cross country squads have not raced since competing at the Mt. SAC Invitational on October 20. Both teams will race in their respective league finals on November 1. The girls will race for the South Coast League title at Irvine Regional Park at 1 p.m. while the boys will race in the Sea View League finals at Irvine Regional Park at 1 p.m.
The Tritons (5-4, 1-2) kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating Tesoro 29-21 on the road on October 26. A win against Trabuco Hills this week could give them a strong enough resume for an at-large playoff berth.
Next Game: 11/2 vs. Trabuco Hills, 7 p.m.