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Mira Costa wins first water polo meeting with Palos Verdes

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Mira Costa goalkeeper Nick Dale makes a save in the Mustang’s 11-8 win against Palos Verdes. Photo by Ray Vidal

Mira Costa goalkeeper Nick Dale makes a save in the Mustang’s 11-8 win against Palos Verdes. Photo by Ray Vidal

Mira Costa took early control of the Bay League boys water polo race defeating rival Palos Verdes 11-8 Tuesday in the league opener for both teams.

Jake Miller-Tolt led the Mustangs with three goals and Ed Jeon, Brandan Lavinsky, Finn Pardon and Andrew Todd each scored two goals in the win.

David Feingold and Mike Mackenbach had three goals each for the Sea Kings.

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Ed Jeon scored two goals to help put Mira Costa in the driver’s seat of the Bay League race. Photo by Ray Vidal

Ed Jeon scored two goals to help put Mira Costa in the driver’s seat of the Bay League race. Photo by Ray Vidal

Mira Costa (2-0, 1-0) outscored Palos Verdes 6-3 after the Sea Kings tied the score 5-5 with 2:42 left in the second quarter.

Palos Verdes (6-2, 0-1) will host Mira Costa Oct. 15 in the second league game between the teams.

Mira Costa, which won the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship last season, has moved up to Division 2 and is ranked No. 3 in the division.

The Mustangs opened its season last Thursday with a thrilling 9-8 win over visiting San Marcos. Mustang goalkeeper Nick Dale recorded 11 saves, including one on a penalty shot to preserve the victory.

Lavinsky had four goals and Jeon and Miller-Tolt had two goals for Mira Costa which moved up four spots in the Division 2 polls.

Mira Costa continues Bay league action Thursday, Sept. 25 with a 3 p.m. game at Peninsula. The Mustangs will travel to San Diego to compete in the America’s Finest City Invitational tournament Friday and Saturday.

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