PHOTO GALLERY: Royals capture first win over Dons in a decade

PHOTO GALLERY INTRO: San Marcos’ boys water polo team defeated Santa Barbara High on Tuesday 12-5 for the Royals’ first victory against the Dons in over 10 years.?As far as the 2013 season is concerned, the result leaves both teams at 2-2 in the Channel League standings.

San Marcos gained the upperhand by scoring five-straight goals in the second and third quarters. A 3-3 tie turned into an 8-3 advantage for San Marcos when Emerson Pizzinat scored with 5:58 left in the third quarter. Shane Hauschild led all scorers with six goals.

Shane Hauschild, who led all scorers with 6 goals, plays defense on Santa Barbara's Tyler Heffernan. The Royals held the Dons scoreless in the second and fourth quarters.

Shane Hauschild, who led all scorers with 6 goals, plays defense on Santa Barbara’s Tyler Heffernan. The Royals held the Dons scoreless in the second and fourth quarters.

San Marcos' Spencer Kemp drives towards the cage in front of Dons defender Chris Gaffney. San Marcos' victory on Tuesday was its first over Santa Barbara High since at least 2003.

San Marcos’ Spencer Kemp drives towards the cage in front of Dons defender Chris Gaffney. San Marcos’ victory on Tuesday was its first over Santa Barbara High since at least 2003.

Santa Barbara High goalie Sam Johnson slides over in an attempt to block a penalty shot by San Marcos' Shane Hauschild. Two of Hauschild's six goals came on penalty shots.

Santa Barbara High goalie Sam Johnson slides over in an attempt to block a penalty shot by San Marcos’ Shane Hauschild. Two of Hauschild’s six goals came on penalty shots.

Johnson also got up close and personal with San Marcos' Emerson Pizzinat, who scored underneath Johnson's left arm to give San Marcos an 8-3 lead in the third quarter.

Johnson also got up close and personal with San Marcos’ Emerson Pizzinat, who scored underneath Johnson’s left arm to give San Marcos an 8-3 lead in the third quarter.

Skyler Matthews, pictured, and Spencer Smith led Santa Barbara High with a pair of goals each.

Skyler Matthews, pictured, and Spencer Smith led Santa Barbara High with a pair of goals each.

Tyler Heffernan rises above San Marcos defender Greg Kuesis for a shot on goal.

Tyler Heffernan rises above San Marcos defender Greg Kuesis for a shot on goal.

Santa Barbara High's Haley Hanson was chosen to take a penalty shot for the Dons late in the fourth quarter.

Santa Barbara High’s Haley Hanson was chosen to take a penalty shot for the Dons late in the fourth quarter.

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