Harbor Girl Poloists Upset CdM for Championship

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Trailing 6-3 near the end of the third quarter, Newport Harbor’s girls water polo team scored five unanswered goals to take an 8-6 lead with 2:36 left in the fourth quarter. They then hung on to defeat No. 1 seed Corona del Mar, 8-7, and win the section championship.

Photographer Jim Collins was on hand for the thrilling game, and filed this photo report.

Newport Harbor goalie Cleo Harrington goes up for one of her 11 saves in the game.
NHHS Head Coach Bill Barnet and Assistant Coach Brian Melstron dove into the pool to celebrate with their team at the final buzzer.
The Sailors celebrate with their newly won championship plaque.
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