Two Corona del Mar-based teams from the Anteater Water Polo Club earned third-place finishes at the Winterfest 2011 Water Polo Tournament that ended Feb. 13.
Both the U14 boys and the coed U10 teams ended the weekend with third-place medals.
Winterfest is one of the largest age-group water polo tournaments, starting with under-10 divisions and going through U18. This year, teams competed in close to two dozen locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.
The U14 boys' Anteater squad had the shortest commute of all teams from the club, as they were lucky to compete in the Corona del Mar High pool. The road to the third-place medals included a 14-4 win over Los Angeles Water Polo Club, a 16-4 victory over Riverside Water Polo, a 13-3 win against La Morinda Blue and a solid 18-6 win in the third-place game over the 680 Drivers from Walnut Creek. Their only loss in the tournament was to the eventual winner, SOCAL Water Polo Club in the semifinals.