HS Water Polo: Murrieta Valley Faces Santa Barbara Today in Round One of the CIF Southern Section Championship Playoffs

The Nighthawks have Won 14 Consecutive Southwestern League Titles and 6 CIF Southern Section Championships

Murrieta Valley is home to face Santa Barbara in the opening match of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship Playoffs. The Nighthawks finished the season with a 12-13 record overall and won their 14th consecutive Southwestern league title this year.

Murrieta Valley has won 6 CIF Southern Section Championships and is considered a water polo powerhouse in Southern California. This year’s team is considered young and inexperienced with many underclassmen filling key slots.

Santa Barbara is ranked fourth in the Division as of the last CIF SS Polls. The Dons started their long road in the CIF-SS Division 2 girls water polo playoffs on Tuesday with a 10-5 victory over Troy in the Wildcard game.

Game time is 5 pm.

Photos by Mike Clary