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Dos Pueblos Finishes Runner-up at Villa Park Tournament

By Barry Punzal (Noozhawk), 12/10/16, 11:45AM PST


Chargers fall to Orange Lutheran in final

The Dos Pueblos girls water polo team took second place at the Villa Park Tournament. (Courtesy photo)

Dos Pueblos suffered its first girls water polo loss of the season, falling to defending CIF-Southern Section champion Orange Lutheran, 7-4, in the championship game of the Villa Park Tournament on Saturday.

The Lancers led 4-2 at halftime and blanked DP, 1-0, in the third quarter to take a 5-2 advantage going into final fourth quarter.

Kayla Peacock, Sophie Leggett, Thea Neushul and Britni Tisdale each scored one goal for the Chargers (7-1). Freshman goalie Anna Cable had six saves and three steals.

In the semifinals, Dos Pueblos defeated Huntington Beach, 11-7, outscoring the Oilers 6-2 in the second half.

Senior Grace Heck scored four goals and senior Toni Shackelford added two goals. Senior Amelia Meckelborg played a stellar game on defense. She had seven steals and earned one exclusion. Leggett had five steals to go with two goals.