By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy
Girls Volleyball (17-11, 10-0)
Maranatha from Pasadena was no match for the Breakers as Laguna easily rolled over the Minutemen 25-18, 25-13, 25-9 on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Dugger Gym.
Aspen Rocha had 12 kills while Jamie Robbins added 11. Rocha also added five aces plus dished out 14 assists. Breakers were up 17-6 in the first set and 22-7 in the second before substituting. The victory was the Breaker’s 100th in Southern Section playoff history dating back to 1972, clearly the most playoff wins for any Orange County school.
Up next, the Breakers traveled to Esperanza (20-11) this past Wednesday for the second round match-up with the Aztecs. The boys volleyball squad and Esperanza have quite a recent rivalry and the former boys coach, Isaac Owens, also is the girls mentor and is very familiar with the Laguna girls program. The two schools have only met twice before in a best-of-five set match, the Laguna upset of the Aztecs in D-IAA semifinals in 1996 and a loss to Esperanza in the 2005 Torrey Pines tournament.
f Laguna clears this hurdle they will most likely face Valley Christian/Cerritos or Mayfield/Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. possibly in Dugger Gym. Check the cifss.org web site for the exact schedule.
FINAL SSCIF Poll for D-2AA: 1 – Village Christian, 2 – South Torrance, 3 – Laguna Beach, 4 – Brea-Olinda, 5 – North Torrance, 6 – Mayfield, 7 – Pasadena Poly, 8 – Arroyo Grande, 9 – Chadwick, 10 – Valley Christian/Cerritos