WATCH: Mercer Island Survives WA Showdown with Bellevue

Both Bellevue and Mercer Island have traditionally spent parts of their fall water polo seasons competing and gaining experience against Southern California challengers. The well-known America’s Finest City tournament in San Diego is a favorite venue for both programs. Bellevue returned to Washington last week having earned a very respectable 12th place among the 32 entrants who converged on Coronado.

Waiting for them upon arrival were in-state rivals Mercer Island who hosted the Wolverines on Tuesday and held on to earn a 13-11 victory. Both squads are among the top rated in Washington and could meet again in in the state championship tournament coming later this fall. Until then, catch some mid-season preps from the Evergreen State.