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Bruins play for water polo titles Saturday

Barlow boys beat Southridge and the Bruin girls take down Lincoln in the semifinals

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Seroja Pereverzin gets set for a sprint out during Fridays 11-9 semifinal win over Southridge. He won possession for the Bruins in each of the four quarters. CORVALLIS — Water polo fans will be seeing double Saturday when Barlow and Newberg face off for the 6A state titles — the boys getting the action rolling at 5:45 p.m. followed by the girls at 7 p.m. at Osborn Aquatics Center in Corvallis.

The Barlow boys advanced with an 11-9 win over Southridge in Friday's best semifinal game. The Bruins overcame a 5-2 halftime deficit, taking the lead when Seroja Pereverzin found teammate Clayton Swank on a quick restart on the team's first possession of the fourth period.

Barlow maintained a two-goal margin most of the way down the stretch.

Southridge mustered only one goal during an eight-minute stretch to start the second half and converted only 1 of 5 power plays.

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Oriana Galasso applies defensive pressure against a Lincoln player near the edge of the pool Friday.

• The Barlow girls scored a 16-1 win over Lincoln, carrying a shutout late into the fourth period. The Bruins had seven different players score goals, led by Oriana Galasso with four.

Pick up a copy of our Tuesday, Nov. 17, print edition for expanded coverage.

View a photo gallery from Friday's semifinals at daveball.exposuremanager.com.