After battling for 28 minutes in the water, the two teams planned to eat together. Peabody said the postgame meal has been a Sailor-Knight tradition.
Whoever plays host to the annual game feeds the other team.
The Knights looked hungry and it was understandable. Newport Harbor (9-1) wore down the small private school.
"You see, this is my team," said Peabody while pointing at seven girls sitting on the ground. "We don't have many subs."
The Sailors took advantage of the Knights' lack of depth in the second quarter. They went on a 3-0 run, getting two goals from Madison McLaren and one from Elissia Schilling, to take a 4-1 lead at halftime.
The second match in as many days against a team ranked in the Southern Section Division I top 10 appeared bleak for The Bishop's, the San Diego Section Division II runner-up last season. Fourteen minutes separated the Knights from their fourth loss to a team outside of their section.
The Bishop's has only dropped four matches this season — to Dos Pueblos of Goleta, the defending CIF Southern Section Division I champion, San Clemente, El Toro, and Newport Harbor, last season's Division I runner-up.
The Sailors tried to deliver the knockout blow at the five-minute mark in the third period.
McLaren sent a long pass to a wide-open Presley Pender. It was just the junior attacker and goalie Gabby Stone, and Pender easily beat her. Newport led, 5-1, and then it let up.
The Knights (6-4) scored back-to-back goals in a 45-second span to cut the deficit to two goals. The second goal by Kristen Casey surprised Newport Harbor goalie Sarah Wilkey, who finished with 10 saves.