Naperville Central lost 14-10 to defending state champion Mother McAuley on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the girls water polo state tournament in Lincolnshire.
Making their first appearance in the final four in school history, the Redhawks (23-12) fell behind 7-2 after one quarter and 9-4 at the half.
According to illpolo.com's live blog, Claire Fleming and Haley Nelson both scored three goals. Sam Shamburek scored twice. and Kara Wilson scored one goal apiece.
Central will play Stevenson in the third-place game at 5 p.m.
In a rematch of last season's state title game (and 2004), McAuley will play its rubber match with Fenwick, which beat Sandburg 11-8 in the other semifinal, at 8 p.m. The Friars and Mighty Macs have split the first six IHSA state championships.