CORONA DEL MAR — Corona del Mar High boys' water polo Coach Barry O'Dea has said that he has a deep team.
At one point during the third quarter of Tuesday's Pacific Coast League game against visiting Irvine, he proved it. O'Dea executed a six-for-six substitution, putting in a whole new "line" of Sea Kings.
Common in hockey, a bit less so in water polo. But it was just part of a total team effort for the Sea Kings.
Ten different CdM players scored as the hosts dominated the second half to win, 18-6.
Senior Ben Zepfel and junior Reid Chase scored three goals each. Seniors Charlie Howarth, Ari Marks and Wes Sherburne, along with junior Kyle Trush, scored two goals each. And juniors Jack Harryman, Blake Motal, Colby Watson and Jake Wyatt each found the back of the net once.
Balance like this is not surprising to O'Dea, whose team is looking for its seventh straight league title in his tenure and 13th straight overall.