Randy Angel

Mira Costa girls defeat Redondo in first of two water polo duals

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Mira Costa goalkeeper Erin O’Donnell stretches to make a save during the Mustang’s 6-3 victory against rival Redondo. Photo by Ray Vidal

By Randy Angel

Mira Costa’s girls water polo team defeated rival Redondo 6-3, scoring four goals in the third period for the win and taking sole possession of first place in the Bay League.

Mira Costa is ranked No. 3 in CIF-SS Division 2 while Redondo dropped to No. 5. The teams meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 29. 

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Tarah Schaffer led Redondo to the Brahmas Winter Classic championship at Diamond Bar High School. Photo by Ray Vidal

Mira Costa (6-5) hosts Newbury Park (12-2) in a non-league contest on Friday.

Redondo didn’t let the loss to Mira Costa deter the team as the Sea Hawks won the Brahmas Winter Classic at Diamond Bar High School last weekend behind a four-goal performance by Tarah Schaffer in the championship game against La Jolla.

Hannah Rome and Klara Goldstein each scored twice and goalie Katherine Wrightsman recorded seven saves in the final.

Redondo defeated Canyon 14-6, Beckman 11-3 and Claremont 14-6 to reach the finals.

The Sea Hawks returned to Bay League action Tuesday with a 12-7 victory over host Palos Verdes. Redondo will host Peninsula on Wednesday.

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