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Fall Sports Update

Girls Tennis
Breakers continue to dominate the league but fall short in gaining any ground for their post-season seeding. Laguna easily defeated Godinez 17-1 on Oct. 4 and Costa Mesa 18-0 on Thursday, Oct. 6. On Friday, Laguna lost a tough non-league match to Tesoro, 10-8. JV tennis is 2-1, having lost to Calvary Chapel 11-5 and edging Costa Mesa on games.

Girls Volleyball
Laguna continues on a roll in league meets, sweeping Godinez 25-5, 25-6, 25-5 on Oct. 4 at the loser’s gym.  Breaker players scored 18 aces led by Seneca Jakosky and Allison Palmer each with four. Sevana Dvorak and Rachele Killian each had long serving runs. Alyse Wallace Ford hammered out 14 kills.

On Wednesday, Laguna traveled three hours by bus to Vista Murrieta, which has 3,300 students. The Broncos were ranked just ahead of Laguna in the Section poll, losing this year only to two top-rated Kentucky schools at the Las Vegas Durango Tournament. The hosts staged the game like a CIF playoff and Laguna responded with a 25-22, 25-16, 25-22 sweep of their stunned fans. Breakers kept the ball in play and served tough. Wallace-Ford finished with 18 kills while Marina Paul added 13.  Wallace-Ford had 12 digs and Palmer added 10 along with 30 assists. Caroline Holte had six kills with strong play in the middle. In the third set, Broncos (16-3) took a 14-10 lead before Laguna battled back to finally take a 22-21 edge and close out the match on a Palmer ace. JV (8-4) and Frosh-Soph (10-2) also swept their matches.

On Thursday, the Breakers defeated Costa Mesa (3-12, 2-2) 25-15, 25-10, 25-8 with serving by Julia Goggin leading the way.  Breakers had 16 aces in this match led by Julia’s six.

Breakers will host Mira Costa on Monday, Oct. 24, at Dugger Gym. Lower divisions begin at 4 p.m.

This weekend, Laguna (9-4) participates in the 18th annual California Challenge at Alliant International University in San Diego.  Top teams from five different CIF sections are participating in the 32-team event. Breakers face Dos Pueblos, Orange Lutheran, and San Diego’s Patrick Henry on Friday. Other Orange County teams participating include Mater Dei, San Clemente, and Corona del Mar. Breakers won the event in 1996 and finished 3rd in 2006. Laguna was 13th last year.

Boys Water Polo
Ethan Damato’s squad (10-4) blasted Estancia 25-3 on Wednesday, Oct. 5,  but face a string of tough matches this past week with the Section fifth-ranked La Canada on Tuesday, and fourth-ranked Palos Verdes today, Friday, Oct. 14, at the local pool. Laguna’s showdown with rival Damian is on Tuesday, Oct. 18. All non-league matches begin at 4.

Cross Country
The girls’ cross-country team battled some of the top schools in the state last Saturday in Fresno and came away with an impressive third place finish at the Clovis Insite. Their efforts moved them into the CIF southern section top 10 for the first time this season. They are now ranked seventh and are beginning to make strides toward a return trip to state. Their team time was the second fastest for a Breaker squad on the Woodward Park course, the site of state finals.

Senior Natasha Strickland followed up her win at the Orange Coast league cluster meet with a fifth place finish in 19:16, only seven seconds off her course record. Freshman Janie Crawford (19:59) finished second for Laguna and became one of only nine Breakers to break 20 minutes at Woodward Park. Sophomore Eliza Romero (20:14), freshman Carlee Ressler (20:22) and senior Marisa Merchant (20:33) rounded out the scoring five.

Without seniors Jeff White and Tyler Nichols, Laguna’s top two runners, the boys struggled to an 11th place finish. Senior Ryan Jones (17:12, 54th) led the way for the Breakers. Juniors Jack Crawford (17:19, 61st), Mitch Kimball (17:19, 62nd) and Stone Riff (17:23, 64th), and sophomore Veda Rebolar (17:27, 69th) finished in tight formation to close out the scoring for Laguna.

The Orange County Championships are Saturday, Oct. 15 in Irvine Park.
Girls Golf
The final league matches were this week due to rainouts the previous week.  League individual finals are next week.

Bob Campbell contributed to this report.

LBHS Varsity Tennis

 

Thursday 10/06/11                  LBHS 18 – Costa Mesa 0                 

 

# 1 Singles – Lauren Michaels                        6-0, 6-0, 6-0                        (3-0)

# 2 Singles – Claire Jaeger                              6-0, 6-0, 6-0                        (3-0)

# 3 Singles – Maddy Loomis                         6-1, 6-3, 6-1                           (3-0)

 

# 1 Doubles – Sarah Nederlander/Bailey Jaeger             6-3, 6-2, 6-0                        (3-0)

# 2 Doubles – Brooke Michaels/Kira Hamilton                        6-1, 6-1                        (2-0)

# 2 Doubles – Kate McMahon, Katelyn Walsh                        6-1                                   (1-0)

# 3 Doubles – Chloe Mansour/Katelyn Bo                         6-1, 6-9, 6-0                        (3-0)

 

LBHS Varsity Tennis

 

Friday 10/07/11                  LBHS 8 – Tesoro 10        

 

Doubles:  LBHS 5 – Tesoro 4

 

# 1 Singles – Lauren Michaels                        5-7, 6-4, 6-1                        (2-1)

# 2 Singles – Claire Jaeger                              0-6, 6-3, 6-0                       (2-1)

# 3 Singles – Stephanie Tat                            1-6, 6-3                                 (1-1)

#3 Singles – Maddy Loomis                            1-6                                        (0-1)

 

Doubles:  LBHS 3 – Tesoro 6

 

# 1 Doubles – Sarah Nederlander/Bailey Jaeger             0-6, 3-6, 4-6                       (0-3)

# 2 Doubles – Brooke Michaels/Kira Hamilton               1-6, 6-2, 6-1                        (2-1)

# 3 Doubles – Chloe Mansour/Katelyn Bo                        0-6, 0-6, 6-2                       (1-2)

 

 

Thursday 10/11/11                  LBHS 18 – Saddleback 0                 

 

# 1 Singles – Lauren Michaels                        6-0                                          (1-0)

#1 Singles – Brooke Michaels                        6-0, 6-0                                  (2-0)

# 2 Singles – Claire Jaeger                              6-0, 6-0, 6-0                         (3-0)

# 3 Singles – Maddy Loomis                         6-0, 6-0, 6-0                          (3-0)

 

# 1 Doubles – Sarah Nederlander/Bailey Jaeger             6-0                                                (1-0)

#1 Doubles – Katelyn Bo/Chloe Mansour                            6-0, 6-0                                    (2-0)

# 2 Doubles – Kate McMahon/Shawna Yang                        6-0, 6-1, 6-0                          (3-0)

# 3 Doubles – Hannah Magstadt/Katelyn Walsh            6-0                                                (1-0)

# 3 Doubles – Kira Hamilton/Kate Rogers                          6-0, 6-0                                    (2-0)

 

Source: Kristine Michaels

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