LAGUNA BEACH — There was pressing, crashing, storming and thunderous action at Laguna Beach High Friday. No, it wasn't about a weather report. Rather, it was a description of the Breakers' girls' water polo team.
The No. 5-seeded Breakers (22-7) had their way and used a stifling defense to dismantle No. 4-seeded Newport Harbor (23-6). There wasn't much the Sailors could do, as Laguna Beach scored a 7-3 win in a CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinal amid a steady downpour of rain.
With just under two minutes left in the third quarter, the Breakers were up, 7-1, and on their way to the semifinals in their first year in Division I. They'll try to continue their run when they go up against top-seeded Dos Pueblos, and their 65-game winning streak, in Wednesday's semifinals at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine.
Newport Harbor, last year's Division I runner-up, missed on its opportunity to try to end that streak when it couldn't break down the Breakers.