Girls Golf (5-8, 5-4)
Breakers last regular season match was this past Wednesday at Aliso Creek as Laguna hopes to defeat Calvary for second place in the league standings. Last week Laguna defeated Costa Mesa 231-310 on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Mesa Linda Golf Course as Jackie McMahon shot 39 followed by MaryKate Quellmalz with 40, Leslie Dwight at 42, Jamie Hendrickson with 55 and Hailey Quigley tying Audrey Curtis at 56.
Also last Thursday, each player’s nine hole score counted as the first round of the Orange Coast League Tournament. The 12 players with the lowest scores from all the teams made the cut and moved on to the league finals held this past Monday. The cut was at a score of 46 with Laguna’s top 3 players - Jackie McMahon, MaryKate Quellmalz and Leslie Dwight all qualifying.
Girls Tennis (11-7, 7-0)
Laguna rolled through fourth place Estancia 16-2 on Oct. 9 but then dropped a pair of non-league matches to Los Alamitos and Santa Margarita. Breakers closed out the regular season this past week winning their seventh straight league crown and the program’s 19th since CIF sponsorship began in 1974. The league tournament is next week and team playoffs begin the following week.
SSCIF D-II Poll for Oct 15: 1 – San Marino, 2 – Arcadia, 3 – Claremont, 4 – Canyon/Anaheim, 5 – Laguna Beach, 6 – St. Margaret’s, 7 – Troy, 8 – Santa Monica, 9 – Sage Hill, 10 – El Dorado Others: Westridge, Walnut, West Ranch.
Boys Water Polo (14-3, 3-0)
The trifecta of three season changing matches was completed as Laguna took out fifth-ranked Murrieta Valley on Monday, Oct. 15, 11-6 in a match re-scheduled from last week. The victory run, their eighth in a row, has vaulted the Breakers to second best in the Southern Section CIF Division II and sixth in the county. Riley Thomas scored four goals and helped power Laguna to a 5-1 outburst in the second period to take a commanding 6-1 lead into the mid-break. Maxx McCarter was stellar in the cage with 13 saves. Thomas had four steals, and Camron Hauer three in the effort.
Laguna traveled to face Damien at Claremont’s Pomona College today and meet Costa Mesa at the local pool next Wednesday for the league title. Breaker’s final regular season tests are on Oct 30 at El Toro and Oct. 31 hosting Aliso Niguel.
SSCIF D-II Poll for Oct 15: 1 – Agoura, 2 – Laguna Beach, 3 – Foothill, 4 – Santa Barbara, 5 – Murrieta Valley, 6 – Dos Pueblos, 7 – Damien, 8 – Villa Park, 9 – San Marino, 10 – Royal
Girls Volleyball (12-5, 6-0)
Breakers dropped to second rank in this week’s SSCIF D-IA poll despite rallying from deficits to sweep Long Beach Poly (14-5, 7-0) 26-24, 25-20, 25-23 in a match played last Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lakewood High School. In set one, Breakers went on a 10-1 run to pull out the win. In set two, it was a 5-0 run to close out the set victory. In the last set, Breakers came back to a 7-2 finish to shut the door on the Jackrabbits. Alyse Wallace Ford was the kill leader for Laguna.
Current SSCIF Poll give St. Lucy’s top ranking despite a loss earlier this season to Long Beach Poly 25-22, 25-12 in a tournament last month. The Regents and Laguna met once in the CIF semifinals in 2006 with the Breakers pulling out a five set thriller in the Glendora school’s gym. The two teams could meet again in 2012.
This week the Breakers faced the league’s top two challenges with Estancia this past Tuesday and Calvary Chapel on Thursday and closing out league action next week with Godinez and Costa Mesa. The regular season play concludes on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Dana Hills against the South Coast League’s top team.
SSCIF D-IA Poll for Oct 15: 1 – St Lucy’s, 2 – Laguna Beach, 3 – Thousand Oaks, 4 – La Salle, 5 – El Dorado, 6 – Capo Valley, 7 – Notre Dame SO, 8 – San Juan Hills, 9 – Bishop Montgomery, 10 – Hart, Valencia/Valencia, West Ranch, Others: Harvard-Westlake, Canyon/Anaheim