Murrieta Valley took control of the girls' CIF championship water polo game on the opening whistle and never looked back.
The Nighthawks, led by Paige Virgil, Maddy Sanchez and Abby Govia dominated and proved that their number one ranking all year long was well-deserved. They defeated Arroyo Grande 12-3 in front of a large crowd of supporters traveled to Irvine for the final match.
Coach Bryan Lynton celebrated his second straight CIF Southern Section Division III Championship at the William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, leading a young and talented team.
Lynton's well-coached, disciplined team had an incredible offensive game, led by Sanchez with five goals. Goal keeper Abby Govia shut down the Arroyo Grande offense all evening with a series of incredible blocks and five saves.
Murrieta scored three goals in the first quarter and followed with five in the second to lead 8-1 at the half.
The Nighthawks then eased to a 12-3 win with thee goals in the third and one in the fourth. Kayla Fedler and Allie Ender each scored two goals for MVHS while Virgil , Govia and Megan Guerts scored one goal apiece.