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By Zach Cavanagh
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Boys Water Polo Opens Playoffs as No. 2 Seed
Coming off its third straight South Coast League championship, the San Clemente boys water polo team earned the No. 2 seed in the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs.
The Tritons (20-7) opened the playoffs with a first-round home game against Coastal Canyon league champion Agoura on Wednesday, Nov. 6. San Clemente was dominant in an 18-5 win.
Christian Hosea scored six goals, and Everett Prussak scored five goals. Spencer Snow added five assists, and Trevor Benge and Preston Sanders combined for 10 saves.
San Clemente hosts Riverside Poly on Saturday, Nov. 9 in the quarterfinals. If the Tritons advance, they would play the winner of Woodbridge-Mira Costa in the semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Girls Tennis Hosts Division 1 Playoff Opener
The San Clemente girls tennis team won its sixth straight South Coast League championship and earned the right to host a home match in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs.
Orange Lutheran (8-7) visited the Tritons (13-2) on Wednesday, Nov. 6. San Clemente scored the victory, 16-2.
San Clemente plays at Murrieta Valley on Friday, Nov. 8. If the Tritons advance, they would play at the winner of No. 1 seed Corona del Mar vs. San Marcos.
At the South Coast League Finals on Oct. 30, it was an all-San Clemente title match in the doubles bracket, as Jenna Yeam and Jillian Torcaso took down teammates Sydney and Brooke Donovan for the league championship.
The CIF-SS individual tournament begins with sectionals on Nov. 25.
Three Teams on Winter Sports Preseason Lists
San Clemente had three winter sports teams named to the preseason CIF-SS watch lists on Monday, Nov. 4.
In the only official poll released, the Sea View League champion Tritons wrestling team was ranked No. 8 in Division 5.
San Clemente’s Division 2 finalist girls water polo team was named to the Division 1 and 2 watch list, and the reigning CIF-SS Division 1 and SoCal Regional champion Triton boys soccer team was named to the Division 1 watch list.
Zach Cavanagh is the sports editor for Picket Fence Media. Zach is a California Journalism Award winner and has covered sports in Orange County since 2013. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ZachCavand follow our sports coverage on Twitter @SouthOCSports.