High School Sports Update
Girls Golf (8-4, 7-0)
Breakers Closing in on Title
Laguna girls appear poised to capture their first out-right title since 2007 with another key win over Calvary Chapel this past Monday, Oct. 14, at Mile Square Golf Club. Breakers hold a three-match lead over the second place Eagles with only one head-to-head meeting remaining. Estancia, the usual league champion is a distant third followed by Costa Mesa.
Laguna mustered one of their best team scores of the year and won the match 209 to 222. The medalist for the match was Natalie Mattison from Calvary Chapel; she shot 2 under par 32. Overall Breaker individual and team scores continue to drop, which is important going into the upcoming league tournament.
Laguna Individual scores from Oct. 14, a nine-hole match vs. Calvary: 1. MaryKate Quellmalz – 38., 2. Jackie McMahon – 39., 3. Leslie Dwight – 41., 4. Murphy Thompson – 43., 5. Jamie Hendrickson – 48., 6. Audrey Curtis – 56.
Girls Volleyball (13-9, 4-0)
Breaker Streak Stopped at Calvary
Laguna dropped the second set of their match at Calvary Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 10, 5-22 as the Eagles took advantage of the Laguna rotation to pull away from a 20-20 tie to earn the set upset, snapping the 106 consecutive set wins dating back to another Calvary set win on Oct. 8, 2009. Breakers still pulled out the victory defeating the hosts 25-20, 22-25,25-19, 25-20 for the match win keeping that streak alive. Coupled with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-18 win this past Monday, Oct. 14, Laguna has now won 74 straight league matches dating back to 2005 including all 65 Orange Coast League contests with a set record of 195-11 in OCL league play.
In the Calvary match, former Laguna frosh Coach (2011-12) Cory Romine, has done a good job with the Eagle varsity (13-5, 3-1) this season and had his squad ready for the match. Overall for the day, Cammie Dorn led all Laguna hitters with 15 kills and five blocks followed by Sage Patchell with 13 kills, Kelsey Paul and Sabrina Stillwell with eight kills each. Aspen Rocha dished out 26 assists and 13 digs while Francie Holte added 25 digs.
In Monday’s match, Breakers were never threatened by the Grizzlies (11-4, 1-3) with Patchell leading all hitters with nine kills followed by Katelyn Carballo and Charlotte Andrews with five each. Nine different Laguna players recorded kills in the contest with Kelsey Paul adding three service aces and Brooke Borges picking up 15 digs.
SSCIF Poll # 7: 1 – La Salle, 2 – St Lucy’s, 3 – Laguna Beach, 4 – Harvard-Westlake, 5 – Westlake 6 – El Dorado & Esperanza (Tie), 8 – Aliso Niguel, 9 – Villa Park, 10 – Flintridge Sacred Heart.
Girls Tennis (9-4, 6-0)
Laguna still missing key players defeated Saddleback 17-1 last Thursday, Oct. 10, but dropped another non-league match this time to Santa Margarita 14-4 on Monday, Oct. 14.
SSCIF D-II Poll # 4 – San Marino, 2 – Canyon/Anaheim, 3 – Laguna Beach, 4 – William S. Hart, 5 – Burbank, 6 – Arcadia, 7 – Troy, 8 – Sage Hill, 9 – St Margaret’s, 10 – Yorba Linda & La Canada (Tie)
Boys Water Polo (7-8, 1-0)
Laguna rolls over Saddleback 19-7
Laguna opened their run for an eighth straight league title with an expected 19-7 drubbing of the Roadrunners on Oct. 9 at the Saddleback pool. The victory was the Breakers 36th straight league win and featured 11 different Laguna players scoring with Aki Anderson, Henry White, and Cade Baldridge sharing top honors with three goals each.
This past week Laguna faced Sage Hill on Wednesday at University High, and second-ranked D-II rival Murrieta Valley on Thursday, and host Coronado today, Friday, Oct. 18. Next week Laguna will host Estancia (2-11) on Wednesday and Damien on Friday.
SSCIF Poll 10-7: 1 – Agoura, 2 – Murrieta Valley, 3 – Dos Pueblos, 4 – Villa Park, 5 – Foothill, 6 – Laguna Beach, 7 – Santa Barbara, 8 – Ventura, 9 – Claremont, 10 – San Marcos.