Huntington Beach Water Polo Club had four girls' teams medal during tournament action last weekend, led by a first-place finish by the 18-and-under "B" team in the Inland Empire Challenge held in Murrieta.
Huntington Beach defeated Empire Water Polo Club (Temecula), 15-3, and San Diego Shores 'B', 10-1, on Saturday. The squad came back Sunday go edge Rose Bowl, 8-7, in the semifinals.
In the title game against Regency (Mater Dei High), Huntington Beach fell behind, 1-0, in the first quarter but scored three goals in the second to open up a 4-1 lead and went on to defeat Regency to win the gold medal.
The Huntington Beach 18-and-under girls 'A' team took second place at the United States Club Championships at Walnut Creek. The team defeated Socal of Tustin, 8-6, in the semifinals, but fell to Santa Barbara, 9-4, in the final
Huntington Beach's 16-and-under 'A' team suffered a tough loss, 9-8, to the eventual division champion San Diego Shores team in the semifinals of the U.S. Club Championships. San Diego Shoes scored the winning goal on shot at the buzzer after Huntington Beach had scored the tying goal with eight seconds left. The 16U "A" team came out strong and built a lead over perennial power Commerce in the third-place game and went on to register a 12-9 victory to win the bronze medal.