HUNTINGTON BEACH — It was a groundbreaking season for the Edison High girls’ water polo team, as the Chargers earned rankings of No. 2 in Orange County and No. 4 in CIF.
The Chargers beat powerhouses Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar for the first time ever — in the same weekend.
But, on Friday afternoon at Golden West College, the season was just inches away from continuing.
A final power-play shot from Edison sophomore Alys Williams was just wide left as Corona del Mar escaped with a 4-3 win in the CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinal.
Edison, playing in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, finished the year 22-7.
“This was a great year for these girls,” Coach Diggy Riley said. “They were starting to have some tears [after the game] and I said, ‘Ladies, I know you’re bummed about this, but you cannot walk off this pool deck bummed about this season.’ It was a phenomenal season, and next year’s going to be a blast. It’s going to be fun.”