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San Marcos water polo wins thriller over Mater Dei in CIF playoff game

Royals celebrated a 5-4 playoff win over Mater Dei

GOLETA, Calif.- San Marcos High School girls water polo had a fantastic finishing touch against Mater Dei in a CIF Division 1 first round playoff game.

UCLA-bound Cassidy Miller scored with 1:19 to play to tie the game at 4 and then USC-commit Hannah Meyer scored the game-winner with 29 seconds to play as the Royals edged the Monarchs 5-4.

Meyer's goal gave San Marcos their only lead of the game. The Royals play Foothill on Wednesday, February 19 at the Irvine Aquatics Center.

Mater Dei led 1-0 at half before the Royals scored to open the second half on a goal by UCLA-commit Clare Kronen.

Freshman Reagan McEachen and Ava Stryker also scored in the third quarter and the game was tied at 3 heading into the fourth quarter.

From there the seniors Miller and Meyer came through in the clutch to extend the Royals season.


Mike Klan

Mike Klan is the sports director for KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.