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Big first half sparks Carpinteria to win over Eagle Rock in Round 1 of SoCal Regional Tournament

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Carpinteria boys water polo jumped out to an 11-2 halftime lead and never looked back in an 18-9 win over Eagle Rock in a CIF-State SoCal Regional Tournament playoff game.

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - The Warriors boys water polo team gave the big crowd at the Carpinteria community pool plenty to cheer about especially in the first half.

Carpinteria led 11-2 at half and cruised to an easy 18-9 win over Eagle Rock in a CIF-State SoCal Regional Round 1 playoff game.

The Warriors will host San Dieguito Academy on Thursday in a time not set yet.

Asher Smith had a game-high 5 goals and Mateo Handall added 4.

Both Smith and Handall each had three goals in a decisive second period in which Carp extended a 5-1 lead to a nine goal cushion.

The Warriors won a CIF-Southern Section Division 5 title last weekend.

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