Players for the Newport Harbor High and Corona del Mar girls' water polo teams didn't have to wait too long to battle again.
The Sailors and Sea Kings will most likely play for the second time this season Friday, at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions.
Newport Harbor (10-1) and CdM (7-4) are seeded fourth and fifth, respectively. They're both in Group D in the loaded 16-team tournament. If the Sailors can get past Long Beach Wilson in their first game and the Sea Kings can dispatch Corona Santiago, the Back Bay rivals will meet in a quarterfinal at 6:30 p.m. at Dos Pueblos High.
Newport Harbor won the Battle of the Bay, 6-5 in overtime, on Dec. 17. CdM, which has been playing well since a 1-3 start, will want a bit of revenge.
"Newport will be very exciting, very fun," CdM sophomore Cassidy Papa said. "Everyone on both sides, we always get super pumped up for that game. That's going to be a very high-energy game."