CORONA DEL MAR — This time, the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team didn't need to rally back.
Another Pacific Coast League title appears to be the Sea Kings' reward.
The Sea Kings took control early Tuesday and went on to a 13-7 victory over visiting Irvine, pushing them closer to their sixth straight league title under Coach Barry O'Dea, and their 12th consecutive overall. They've won the league title every year since they joined the PCL in 1999.
CdM (12-7, 6-0 in league) handed second-place Irvine (19-5, 5-2 in league) another loss. Three league games remain for the Sea Kings.
"They're playing well right now," O'Dea said. "I think they gained a lot of confidence Saturday night [in a 13-10 Battle of the Bay victory over rival Newport Harbor]. They're excited; they feel like they're starting to gel right now."
CdM shined the most on defense, where senior goalie Bruce Bearer had a season-high 16 saves, including one on a five-meter penalty shot. Hayden Leach held Irvine senior standout Zack Kamai scoreless, and fellow senior Evan Ramsey held Vaqueros junior Fletcher Norseen to just one goal.