IRVINE — Will Havercroft looked at Evan Ramsey before the fourth quarter began at the Woollett Aquatics Center.
As the two leaned on the pool lane line, it was time to say something, senior to senior.
"This is not going to be our last quarter of high school water polo," Havercroft said. "Let's go!"
Ramsey, who said later that he was "so pumped up," went down and won the sprint, his fourth of the night. Now the season is just as short as that dash to the middle of the pool.
One game is all that remains between the Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team and the CIF Southern Section Division II title after the Sea Kings topped Foothill, 15-13, in a wild semifinal game Wednesday night.
"We put in a good team effort today," CdM Coach Barry O'Dea said. "They followed our game plan we put together for this game … This team, from the beginning of August until now, has just been moving forward every single week."