NEWPORT BEACH — If Friday afternoon's Holiday Cup title match was a case of David vs. Goliath, Corona del Mar had its collective slingshot aimed at Dos Pueblos and ready to fire.
The Sea Kings are too good to play the David role. But as the game went on, the Chargers proved why they remain giants of the CIF Division I girls' water polo scene.
Dos Pueblos survived a scare and rallied to defend its tournament title, 9-7. The top-seeded Chargers kept intact their 46-match winning streak, which dates back nearly two years to when CdM defeated them in February, 2009.
It wasn't easy for the two-time defending Division I champions. Not with Dos Pueblos senior star Kiley Neushul yelling at her team in the middle of the pool midway through the third quarter and the Chargers (9-0) still trailing by a goal.
Corona del Mar (4-4) built off a come-from-behind, 8-7 overtime victory over Laguna Beach in a tournament semifinal. The Sea Kings started the match against Dos Pueblos on fire.