NEWPORT BEACH — The high-tech scoreboard is not currently working at the Newport Harbor High pool.
The score was kept at the table during Tuesday afternoon's nonleague game against Long Beach Wilson. Each time one of the teams found the back of the net, someone at the scorer's desk flipped over a red or blue number to show the updated tally.
Every so often someone would walk over from the bleachers to glance at the score.
In the first half, it wasn't really necessary.
Newport Harbor dominated early and hung on late, posting a 14-11 victory over the Bruins.
The Sailors (2-0) are ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division I coaches' poll. Long Beach Wilson (0-1) is No. 2 in Division II. But the game was a mismatch at the onset, as the Sailors jumped out to an 8-2 halftime lead.
Coach Robert Lynn saw his team nearly shut out Wilson in the first half, like the Sailors had in Saturday's 14-3 blowout at Foothill.