Duncan Lynde thrust his arms in the air after scoring the go-ahead score.
And Maxx McCarter powered high out of the water to prevent a breakaway goal.
Laguna Beach’s boys water polo team let its championship desire be seen Saturday afternoon in the final minute at Murrieta Valley.
Lynde scored the go-ahead goal off a foul outside 5 meters with 55 seconds left and McCarter stopped a quick counterattack with a point-blank save with 21 seconds left as the Breakers posted a 10-8 victory in a Division 2 quarterfinal in front of a boisterous crowd in Murrieta.
Laguna Beach plays Santa Barbara, a 12-6 winner against Royal, in the semifinals Wednesday.
The Breakers are led by seniors, pictured from left, Caleb Scott, Maxx McCarter, Duncan Lynde, Riley Thomas and Camron Hauer.
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