Girls Water Polo semifinals: Bonita beat Redlands East Valley 10-9 in sudden death overtime; Arroyo Grande beats St. Lucy’s 7-6

Division 5 Semifinals
Bonita 10, Redlands East Valley 9, sudden death overtime

For the second consecutive season Redlands East Valley’s girls water polo team proved it was good enough to play for a CIF-Southern Section championship.

But for the second season in a row the Wildcats were denied that opportunity.

And again by the same team as Division 5 top seed Bonita advanced to the championship game with a sudden-death, 10-9 victory over the Wildcats at Mt. San Antonio College.

“It’s a shame that only one of these teams gets to play for the championship,” Bonita coach Andy Rosenberg said. “Redlands East Valley is a great team and they really deserve to play for the championship.”

Division 3 Semifinals
Arroyo Grande 7, St. Lucy’s 6

St. Lucy’s Priory held a 4-0 lead in Wednesday’s CIF-SS Division 3 girls water polo semifinals with 2:30 left in the first half at the William Woollett Aquatics Center.

But Arroyo Grande forward Katie Sverchek scored twice in 30 seconds to close the gap to 4-2 at halftime and the momentum drastically changed in the Eagles’ favor.

Kelsey Docouto’s deflected goal with 1:16 left in the game broke a tie and Arroyo Grande shocked St. Lucy’s 7-6 to move on to Saturday’s final against top-seeded Murrieta Valley.

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