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Local girls water polo club wins state for first time

The La Jolla Girls Water Polo Club recently won the 2008 Cal State Championship 16 and Under and 18 and Under divisions for the first time.

The 16 and Under division achieved the championship with a seven-to-six double overtime win over Modesto/Stanislaus after defeating San Diego Shores 10-to-five on the semi-final game.

The 18 and Under division took the championship win a seven-to-four final score over Modesto/Stanislaus.

This is the first time the club has ever won the Cal State Games.

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“We are very pleased with the results because we have been working together for a long time and the girls really deserved both titles 16 and under and 18 and under,” Dante Laghetto, the La Jolla Girls Water Polo Club coach, said.

The club is formed with middle school and high school players, including four Pacific Southwest Zone players: Victoria Frager, Jackie Walters, Kate Woods and Merry Yuen, plus the 2008 Cal State 18 and under MVP Sophia Gumina.

For more information about the La Jolla Girls Water Polo Club, contact Dante Laghetto at (858) 752-4397.