Mater Dei girls win SoCal regional title in final game with Segesman

NEWPORT BEACH – – If Mater Dei sharp-shooter Tea Poljak had her method Saturday evening, the Monarchs’ & rsquo; girls water polo group would certainly have thrown Coach Chris Segesman into the swimming pool for a commemorative splash.

“& ldquo; I most definitely intended to,” & rdquo; the student claimed a laugh.

Mater Dei rather sent its professional coach out a champion in his last game –– a minimum of in the meantime –– by cruising past Foothill 9-2 in the inaugural CIF State SoCal Regional Department 1 championship at Corona del Mar High.

Brown-bound goalkeeper Marley Presiado made 16 saves and also Poljak racked up 4 goals, consisting of two from 8 meters, as the Monarchs (26-5) recovered from a loss to ultimate champion San Marcos in the Southern Section’& rsquo; s Department 1 semifinals. Bella Baia and also Hannah Constandse each included 2 objectives while Brooke Banta tape-recorded 2 field blocks for the Monarchs, who additionally won the kids local in the autumn.

“& ldquo; We were all simply playing for coach in this last game,” & rdquo; Poljak claimed

. Laguna Beach beat Los Alamitos 11-6 in the Division 2 final.

Segesman, who surprisingly revealed his resignation as a coach as well as assistant athletic supervisor in mid-December, was fine with not being threw right into the swimming pool. He stated those sorts of parties are reserved for a section titles. He after that promptly placed the concentrate on his players.

“& ldquo; This represents all the difficult job as well as the journey these women took place this year,” & rdquo; said Segesman, whose team beat Dos Pueblos 13-5 in the local semifinals. “& ldquo; I & rsquo; m simply pleased with them. We really felt like we were a leading team this year. Sadly we didn’& rsquo; t win CIF, but to win our last game of the year in this regional tournament, we’& rsquo; re happy with each other.”
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