Newport Harbor wins Battle of the Bay

Newport Harbor's Farrel South (15) score four goals against in-town rival Corona del Mar. Doug Stevens

Before a standing-room only crowd at Newport Harbor, the Sailors turned back rival Corona del Mar over the weekend in its annual Battle of the Bay.

Newport Harbor was ranked No. 2 in the Southern Section Division 1 rankings, and Corona del Mar was ranked No. 1 in the Division 2 rankings.

Farrel South scored four goals as Newport won the nonleague showdown for city bragging rights, 9-5. Junior Curtis Fink added three goals for Newport (17-1). Koby Yokota had nine saves in goal.

Newport converted five of seven man-advantage opportunities, while CdM (15-5) converted only two of eight.

Newport also beat the Sea Kings in the finals of the S&R Sport Cup on Oct. 8.

Even though these games are always big, the Sailors realistically have a more important game awaiting; on Wednesday, Newport plays a Sunset League match against Los Alamitos, which was ranked No. 5.