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LBHS Sports Update 9/20/13

Breakers Stumble at Tournament 

 

Girls Volleyball (5-3)

Breakers went 2-3 at the 34th Dave Mohs (Orange County) Tournament finishing tied for 19th this past weekend, only the fifth time finishing out of the top 10. The last time the team dropped out of the top tier was in 2007, but the Breakers then rebounded to win a CIF title.

Laguna opened play last Friday defeating Northwood 24-26, 25-17, 15-13 at Newport Harbor with Alyse Wallace-Ford banging 18 kills in the effort. In the second game, Sage Hill dug everything and won a number of long rallies to upset Laguna 25-19, 25-14. Saturday morning at Newport, Laguna lost to Orange Lutheran 15-25, 25-17, 8-15 as the squad allowed a number of unforced errors. In the playoffs, Laguna continued to have Newport’s number,  pounding Dan Glenn’s Sailors 25-18, 25-16 at the Huntington Beach gym. Wallace-Ford had 14 kills, Sabrina Stillwell six, as Aspen Rocha dished out 14 assists.

In their final match, Laguna lost to Chaparral 26-24, 25-18, starting slowly in both sets and falling behind 7-0 and 6-1 with serve receive passing and hitting errors contributing to the loss. With the exception of the Newport matches and set two of Orange Lutheran, Laguna did not look as sharp as they can play. Blocking was the exception with seven solo and 17 block assists. Cammie Dorn, Danielle Quirarte, Kelsey Paul, Charlotte Andrews, Aspen Rocha, and Wallace-Ford were the blockers. The most effective hitter was Dorn, who hit for .391 recording 23 kills. Paul led the team in serving with six aces and 29 rotation points. Also with strong serving outings were Quirarte with four aces and Wallace-Ford with three aces and 22 rotation points.

Next: This past Thursday, Laguna hosted a very good Corona del Mar squad at Dugger Gym. The Sea Queens are coached by former Laguna assistant Steve Astor and feature one of the nation’s top players in former Laguna resident Hayley Hodson. This weekend Laguna is participating in Nevada’s 19th annual Durango Fall Classic that features 64 teams from all over the country. CIF Division participants include La Salle, St. Lucy’s, Thousand Oaks, and Harvard Westlake. Breakers open play with Rim of the World on Friday, at 2 p.m. at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev. Laguna faces Torrey Pines and McQueen HS of Reno in Friday’s pool play.  Playoffs are on Saturday.

SSCIF Poll Week Three:  1 – La Salle, 2 – El Dorado, 3  – Bishop Montgomery, 4 – Capistrano Valley, 5 – Yucaipa, 6 – Thousand Oaks, 7 – Canyon/Anaheim, 8 – St Lucy’s, 9 – Flintridge Sacred Heart 10 – Laguna Beach, Others: Villa Park, Harvard-Westlake

 

Girls Tennis  (2-1)

LBHS’s Ashley Shelton on the court against Mater Dei. Photo by Robert Campbell.

LBHS’s Ashley Shelton on the court against Mater Dei. Photo by Robert Campbell.

Breakers suffered a tough loss to the Division I ninth-ranked Timberwolves on Tuesday, Sept. 10, but came back on Thursday to beat the Mater Dei Monarchs on the home courts.  Laguna hosted Cerritos this past Tuesday and played at Corona del Mar on Thursday, Sept. 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northwood 12 –  @ Laguna 6  

Singles 3W 6L

#1 Singles – Kira Hamilton (0-6), (6-4), (0-6)           (1-2)

#2 Singles – Ashley Shelton (0-6), (6-1), (0-6)         (1-2)

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

Doubles 3W 6L

#1 Doubles – Brooke Michaels/Madeline Loomis (6-4), (6-2)           (2-0)

#1 Doubles – Madeline Loomis/Shawna Yang (6-7)                             (0-1)

#2 Doubles – Sarah Nederlander/Stephanie Tat (4-6), (3-6) ,(6-1)   (1-2)

#3 Doubles – Natasha Keces/Ashley Fair (1-6), (4-6), (0-6)                 (0-3)

Laguna 10 – Mater Dei 8   at Laguna

Singles 4W 5L

#1 Singles – Kira Hamilton (1-6), (6-4), (6-1)           (2-1)

#2 Singles – Ashley Shelton (6-3), (0-6), (1-6)         (1-2)

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

Doubles 6W 3L

#1 Doubles – Madeline Loomis/Olivia Morrison (4-6), (6-2), (6-1)   (2-1)

#2 Doubles – Sarah Nederlander/Stephanie Tat (6-4), (3-6) ,(6-1)   (2-1)

#3 Doubles – Natasha Keces/Ashley Fair (6-2), (7-5), (5-6)

SSCIF D-II Poll # 1 – San Marino, 2 – Arcadia, 3 – Laguna Beach, 4 – Claremont, 5 – Canyon/Anaheim, 6 – Oxford Academy, 7 – Cypress, 8 – Troy 9 – Valencia/Valencia 10 – St Margaret’s

 

Boys Water Polo (2-0)

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Breakers defeated Claremont 10-6 with 2 goals by Aki Anderson, Cade Baldridge, and Jack Dodson. Garet Hartley had 13 saves.

Jack Dodson scored five goals and had five steals against in the season opener against VillaPark. Photo by Robert Campbell.

Jack Dodson scored five goals and had five steals against in the season opener against VillaPark. Photo by Robert Campbell.

Dodson scored five goals and had five steals as Laguna took down their division rival Villa Park 13-6 at the local pool last Friday, Sept. 13. The Spartans, ranked ninth in the county, led 3-2 after one period before the Breakers got rolling. This was Laguna’s third straight year defeating Villa Park to start the season.

This weekend Laguna travels to Santa Barbara playing the Dons in a non-league match and participating in the 16-team Santa Barbara Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. Laguna is seeded eighth opening on Friday at 1 p.m. at Dos Pueblos. Mater Dei is the tournament’s top seed.

 

SSCIF Poll 9-16: 1 – Agoura, 2 – Murrieta Valley, 3 – Foothill, 4 – Laguna Beach, 5 – Dos Pueblos, 6 – Villa Park, 7 – Ventura, 8 – San Marcos, 9 – Damien, 10 – Claremont, others: Santa Barbara, Vista Murrieta

 

 

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