Former Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries scored two goals Sunday to help lead the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team to a 6-4 victory over Australia in the gold medal game of the FINA World League Super Final at Changshu, China. Dries and Maggie Steffens tied for game-high scoring honors for the U.S.
The U.S. has won the FINA tournament in four consecutive years.
Dries also scored once Saturday during a 7-6 win over Greece in the semifinals, and posted two goals in a 15-2 win Friday over Italy. In pool play, the 20-year-old scored one goal against China in a 10-6 U.S. win May 29, and scored twice in a 17-3 win over Germany May 31. The U.S. also defeated Greece, 8-4, in pool play May 30.
Dries was named to the USA Olympic team May 17. The 2012 Summer Games start July 27 in London.
Team USA next will start a four-game exhibition series with Hungary on July 2. The opening game is at Stanford University. The teams will play July 4 at the USA Water Polo National Training Center in Los Alamitos, July 6 at a yet-to-be-determined site, and conclude with a July 8 game at Corona del Mar High that will be nationally televised by the NBC Sports Network.
The U.S. team will also make an appearance between 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Athleta store at Fashion Island.
Jones, Horned Frogs take on UCLA
Keaton Jones, a 2011 graduate of Laguna Beach High and starting shortstop at Texas Christian University, will be in Westwood on Friday when the Horned Frogs (40-20) take on host UCLA (45-14) at 6 p.m. in the opening game of the best-of-three Super Regionals at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN. Jones drove in the tying run Monday against Mississippi as TCU went on to defeat the Rebels, 7-4, in the College Station Regional final to advance to the Super Regionals.
The second series game is 6 p.m. Saturday and will be televised by ESPN2. A third game, if necessary, is 7 p.m. Sunday and also will be televised by ESPN2.
The winner of the Super Regionals advances to the College World Series, which starts Thursday in Omaha.
Lewis second in Austria
Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis earned a second-place finish Sunday at the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg, Austria. The 21-year-old, whose finish gained him championship points in the Formula 3 Euro Series, next will compete June 29-July 1 at the Norisring Race at Nuremberg, Germany.
Youth baseball camp starts Tuesday
Laguna Beach High's baseball program will host a camp for youth ages 5 to 11, starting Tuesday at Skipper Carrillo Field. Camp runs between 5 to 7 p.m. daily through June 26. The cost is $180 per camper.
The program also will host a baseball camp for incoming players (grades 7-8) starting July 10 at Skipper Carrillo Field. The camp runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through July 26. The cost is $180 per camper.
Registration information for both camps can be found through the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department, http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.