The Huntington Beach Water Polo Club 10th-grade and Under girls' team captured its second straight state title last weekend at the California Cup State Championships tournament at Roosevelt High in Corona.
Huntington was the No. 6 seed in the event and emerged from bracket play with wins over SoCal (Tustin), 11-9, Los Angeles, 17-5, and by shootout, 5-4, over Elite (Murrieta).
The team took on SET (Saddleback/El Toro) in a semifinal match Sunday and trailed, 6-4, heading into the fourth quarter, where it rallied to score an 8-6 victory to move to the final against Extreme of Santiago/Corona.
Huntington also trailed in the title match but rallied from an early, 4-1 deficit, to tie the score (6-6) in the fourth quarter when Stephanie Mutafyan (Los Alamitos High) delivered the equalizer with two seconds left in regulation. In the shootout, Jessica Hermosillo (Sonora) had two key blocks to seal a 9-8 victory.