It didn’t take the Newport Invitational long to produce an upset.
In the opening match of the inaugural girls water polo tournament on Thursday, Foothill edged No. 2 seeded Laguna Beach 7-6 at Newport Harbor High.
Brown-bound senior Madeleine Poissonnier scored three goals and junior Rachel Gazzaniga added a goal and two assists for the Knights, seeded fourth in Group B.
Junior goalie Alexandra Ortiz had six saves for Foothill.
The Knights plays Mater Dei on Friday morning at 9:40 and San Marcos at 2:20 p.m. to complete group play. San Marcos edged Mater Dei 12-10 in overtime in another first-round match Thursday.
Goalie Lauren Schneider made 10 saves and five steals to lead Laguna Beach.