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Peirsol misses the cut

Briefly

Newport Harbor product has third-fastest time in 200 backstroke, but only the top two from each country can compete in the final.

August 21, 2010

Tessa Rowe had one save and shared the shutout with fellow goalkeeper Paige Sikes.

Vanguard posted a 24-3 advantage in shots.

— From staff reports

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Anteaters club finishes fifth

The Anteaters 14-and-under girls' water polo team finished strong at the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics, taking 15th place after topping Falcon, 14-8, on Aug. 8.

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The team, which practices at UC Irvine, features players from Newport Beach. Rising Corona del Mar High freshmen Avery Warwick, Kampbell Gritsch, Marina Coskinas, Morgan Paduano and Maddie Lanfried, along with Mater Dei freshman Brianna Daboub, led the squad.

Also on the 13-girl roster were local junior high players Maddie Musselman, Ellie Reid, Eliza Britt, Shannon Frome, Grace Morgan, Heidi Ritner and Anja Phillips.

Marc Hunt, also the UCI men's coach and former U.S. national team player, coached the team along with former UCI player Jesse Briggs and former USC standout Marina Mayer. The Anteaters also beat teams from Bakersfield, Capo Valley and the Florida Riptides.

The Anteaters have water polo programs for boys and girls ranging from 10-and-under to 14-and-under. For more information, e-mail anteaterwaterpolo@gmail.com.

— From staff reports

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