Bears are back-to-back champions

Warren High School's girls water polo team defeated Pasadena Poly, 15-10, on Saturday to win their second consecutive CIF championship.Goalie Joanne Svendsen recorded seven saves for the Bears, who won their first back-to-back championships in school history. Joceyln Castro was the first to score for Warren at 6:11 and added another goal at 5:38. Destiny Hernandez came up big on the power play with a goal at 3:52 and another at 3:13. Ivana Castro scored late in the first quarter with 1:27 remaining, while Kayla Casas finished off the quarter with a goal with 36 seconds remaining. The score was 6-2 after one quarter. The Bears scored on four of their first five possessions in the first quarter. Casas opened the second quarter with two goals, the first at 6:14 and another at 5:11, increasing Warren's lead to 8-2. Despite some foul trouble, the Bears led at halftime 8-4. After play resumed, Casas was again the first to score, tallying a goal at 5:44, followed by another from Hernandez. Ivana Castro added a goal at 4:11 and Casas another at 3:16, to make the score 12-4. Pasadena Poly scored only once in the third quarter, giving Warren a commanding 12-5 lead to start the fourth and final quarter. Pasadena Poly scored two quick goals to open the fourth quarter, but Jocelyn Castro, Ivana Castro and Star Meza all found the net to secure the win for Warren. After the win, Warren's John Harris and Russell Heicke joined the team for a ceremonial dip in the pool, a first for both administrators.