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Foothill girls water polo upsets No. 2 Laguna Beach at Newport Invitational

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.

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