By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy
Girls Golf (0-4)
Breakers dropped a 206-248 match to Aliso Niguel on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Aliso Viejo CC and concluded their non-league matches this past Tuesday hosting Dana Hills at home at The Ranch. League play begins on Sept. 24 at Costa Mesa.
Girls Volleyball (1-6)
Laguna is getting closer to solving their ideal rotation as the Breakers finished 21st in the 32-team Dave Mohs/Orange County Tournament this past weekend. On Friday, Sept. 12, the Breakers were defeated by Huntington Beach 26-24, 25-16 at Huntington Beach. Laguna held a 17-11 lead in set one and could not finish. In the Friday night match, the Breakers lost to Rancho Cucamonga 25-13, 27-25 with 12 different players participating in the match. On Saturday, Sept. 13, Laguna blitzed El Dorado 25-14, 25-17 as Aspen Rocha handled the setting duties, dishing out 16 assists. Breakers served the Golden Hawks off the court with 12 aces, six alone by Jamie Robbins who also had six kills and three blocks.
In the Silver Division quarterfinals, Breakers dropped a 25-22, 20-25, 15-17 match to ML King of Riverside. For the tournament, Stillwell led with 29 kills followed by Robbins with 23, Sage Patchell with 16 and Dorn with 15. Aspen Rocha had 44 assists, four aces, 24 digs and seven kills. Katelyn Carballo added three kills, four aces, and 11 digs, and Katie Gavin showed promise off the bench on defense.
Last Thursday, Sept. 11, Laguna lost to J Serra in the home opener, 25-20, 16-25, 17-25, 23-25 shuffling 13 players through the lineup to try and get the right formula. Sabrina Stillwell led Laguna with 14 kills while Cameron Dorn added 10. Katelyn Carballo had 10 digs while Jamie Robbins had six kills, four blocks, and 13 assists.
Breakers travel to Las Vegas this weekend for the 20th Durango Fall Classic featuring 64 teams from across the country. Laguna is seeded 32 out of 64 teams and will see Torrey Pine, host Durango, and O’Gorman from Sioux Falls, S.D., in pool play.
Girls Tennis (23-0)
Laguna took down another high profile opponent with a 15-3 win over Mater Dei last Thursday, Sept. 11, on the local courts. Summer Dvorak split her singles matches defeating the Monarch’s top player 6-0. Kira Hamilton won her two matches 6-2, 6-2 and Ashley Shelton split her two matches 4-6, 6-0. The Laguna doubles teams swept with No. 1 Kelly Keller and Baily Jaeger winning 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, No. 2 Malia Helms and Madeline Loomis 7-5, 6-2, 6-3, and No. 3 Ashley Fair/Matasha Keces 6-0, 7-5, 6-2.
Breakers traveled to Aliso Niguel this past Tuesday, Sept. 16, and hosted Division 1, fourth-ranked Corona del Mar on Thursday, Sept. 18. Next week Breakers are at El Toro on Monday and will open league play Tuesday at Costa Mesa looking for their 82nd consecutive league match win.
SSCIF D-2 Poll for 9-15: 1 – Valencia/Valencia, 2 – Vista Murrieta, 3 – Laguna Beach, 4 – King, 5 – Santa Monica, 6 – St Margaret’s, 7 – Great Oak, 8 – Cate, 9 – Murrieta Valley, 10 – Arcadia
Boys Water Polo (3-2)
Breakers 4th at Santa Barbara
Laguna battled to a fourth place finish at the fourth annual 24-team Santa Barbara Invitational this past weekend facing a number of top California teams. On Friday, Sept. 12, Laguna edged Acalanes (Lafayette) 13-12 in overtime as Aki Anderson scored the game winning shot to defeat the top North Coast CIF power. Jack Dodson had five goals, three assists and three steals in battle played at Santa Barbara High School. Also scoring was Cade Baldridge with three goals, Jakob Colliday with three and Anderson with two.
Friday, Sept. 12, Laguna defeated Newport 8-7 as Jack Dodson scored the game winner with just six seconds left in regulation. Baldridge added three goals and Nolan Del Toro had two. Garret Harley had 10 saves in the cage.
The victory was only Laguna’s second win over the Tars in the 51 seasons of the sport at Laguna. The only other win was a 13-11 victory at Laguna in 2005. Breakers have also received a forfeit win over Harbor in 2009.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Breakers dropped the morning game to the county’s top-ranked Mater Dei 15-9 in the meeting of the areas’s top two teams. Baldridge, Del Toro, and Dodson all scored two goals each. Hartley had nine saves.
In the third place game, Loyola rolled Laguna 10-2 with the lone goals coming from Trent Sadler and Cade Baldridge. Breakers are the top-ranked Division 3 team in the Southern Section and are currently ranked second in Orange County.
Finals top 16 Standings: 1 – Harvard Westlake, 2 – Mater Dei, 3 – Loyola, 4 – Laguna Beach, 5 – Huntington Beach, 6 – Mira Costa, 7 – Newport Harbor, 8 – Los Osos, 9 – Servite, 10 – San Marcos, 11 – Orange Lutheran, 12 – Dos Pueblos, 13 – Righetti, 14 – Agoura, 15 – Cerritos, 16 – Acalanes, Also participating: Dana Hills, Cathedral Catholic, Jesuit/Sacramento, St Francis/Mt View, Claremont, Murrieta Valley, Campolindo, and Santa Barbara.
This week’s action has Laguna facing Claremont this past Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Pomona-Pitzer College and El Toro on Thursday, Sept. 18. The next major tournament begins on Thursday, Sept. 25, as Laguna will compete in the 32-team South Coast Tournament.