CIF girls water polo: Albano’s playoff predictions for Tuesday

OCVarsity’s Dan Albano provides his forecasts on the CIF ladies water polo matches Tuesday:

Department 2

Wild card

Santa Barbara def. Troy — — The Warriors are reconstructing with their brand-new on-campus pool while the fourth-seeded Dons (14-13) are battled-tested courtesy of the Channel League, one of the hardest teams in the section. The traditionally-strong Dons must win this roadway game as the No. 4 seed in the brace and afterwards head Thursday to Murrieta Valley for a first-round video game.

Santa Margarita def. Huntington Beach — — The Oilers are 3-11 all-time in the postseason however anticipate them to provide the third-seeded Eagles a push. 2 years ago, they lost at Santa Margarita, 13-10, in the playoffs, so Huntington Beach recognizes just what it’s entering. The winner visits Waterfront Poly on Thursday. Santa Margarita possesses two three-goal success versus Poly.

Division 3

Wild card

Rosary def. Bonita — — The Royals ended up fifth in the final Department 3 poll and also currently own a 13-2 victory against Bonita. Rosary ought to strike the roadway once more Thursday for Rio Mesa.

Dana Hills def. Hand Desert – – Neither team figured in the last Department 3 rankings. The Dolphins are 12-16 yet should win a tight video game in the house. Palm Desert’s roster is young. Dana Hills junior Lauren Bellavia is a player to see. She plays for the SET club as well as assists lead the Dolphins with 60 goals, 40 aids, 60 steals and also 72 drawn exclusions.

Vacation home Park def. Warren – – The Spartans narrowly missed second location in the Crestview yet need to get this roadway success. They currently defeated Warren, 11-3.

Department 4

Wild card

Ocean View def. Westridge –– – – Neither group was ranked in last Department 4 poll however OV’s Leyna Tran is a marker to see.

Esperanza def. Yucaipa — — The Aztecs placed 9th in the final Department 4 survey. They also won 17 video games after a 0-5 start. First-year Coach Ashley Diaz nabs her first postseason success.

Palos Verdes def. Beckman — — Third-seeded PV must sink visiting Beckman.

Brea Olinda def. Xavier Prep — — Host Brea Olinda and goalkeeper Meghan Lopez breakthrough.

Irvine at Chaparral – — It’& rsquo; s a lengthy trip for the Vaqueros however Train Crystal Hinman as well as Co. earn the win.

Division 6

Initial round

Savanna def. Citrus Valley – – The Rebels have actually been constant against reasonable competition but rip off the No. 9 team in the division.

Garden Grove def. Santa Fe – – The host Argos gather their 17th success of the period.

Tustin def. Webb — — Tillers struck the road yet are talented enough with goalie Kalypso Fish as well as Dana Twisk to post the victory.

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