Playoff brackets released for girls’ water polo, top teams ready to make a splash

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The CIF Southern Section girls' water polo playoffs start this week. Valley News/Erin Lancaster photo.
The girls’ water polo playoffs start this week and Murrieta Mesa is one of the top teams in the Division 4 brackets. Courtesy photo.

The high school winter sports season is in playoff mode and for those ladies that love to make waves, throwing the ball around, the following teams will be battling it out to be the last team swimming. Murrieta Valley, Tahquitz, Murrieta Mesa, Temecula Valley, Temescal Canyon, Vista Murrieta, Lakeside, Hemet and Heritage will all look to keep their heads above water in their perspective water polo playoff divisions. The post season brackets for girls’ water polo will play out as follows:

CIF-SS GIRLS WATER POLO PLAYOFFS

  • DIVISION 1

No local teams

  • DIVISION 2

First round

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m.

Dos Pueblos at Murrieta Valley

  • DIVISION 3

First round

Winner WC A at Temescal Canyon

  • DIVISION 4

First round

Lakeside at Yucaipa

Vista Murrieta at Irvine

Citrus Valley at Murrieta Mesa

  • DIVISION 5

First round

Temecula Valley at Katella

Hemet at Hillcrest

  • DIVISION 6

First round

Marina at Paloma Valley

Tahquitz at El Modena

  • DIVISION 7

First round

La Salle at Heritage

Upcoming schedule

Second round (Divisions 4-6): Thursday, Feb. 13

Quarterfinals (Divisions 1-6): Saturday, Feb. 15

Semifinals (all divisions): Feb. 19

Championships: Feb. 22, at Heritage Park, Irvine

*Brackets posted by MaxPreps.

JP Raineri can be reached via email at sports@reedermedia.com