Breakers Stumble at Dana
By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy
Girls Volleyball (6-10)
Just when it appeared that the 2014 varsity season was finally rolling, the Breakers were dealt a setback this past Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Dana Hills as the Dolphins swept the Breakers 25-20, 25-22, 25-20.
Laguna was up 20-17 in the third set before the Dolphins ran off eight straight points off Laguna errors to win the set and the match. Jamie Robbins led the squad with 11 kills overall and three blocks while Katelyn Carballo added 21 digs in the effort. Breakers offense continued to struggle with the team hitting a dismal .116 for the match.
Laguna lower levels were successful with the JV (7-3) winning 25-20, 22-25, 16-14 and the Frosh-Soph (7-3) cruising to a 25-15, 25-5 victory. Last weekend at the Mohs JV tournament, the JV squad defeated Rancho Cucamonga and San Clemente in pool play before dropping a tight 25-22 playoff match to Redondo.
Breakers began their 10-match league season this past Thursday, Oct. 2, at Costa Mesa. All three levels should capture their ninth straight Orange Coast league titles and tenth consecutive league crown including the 2005 Pacific Coast League titles. The varsity is 365-40 in league competition since 1974.
Tartans Run past Laguna 35-14
St Margaret’s scored on all first half possessions against the Breakers and held off a final period rally for the non-league victory of 35-14 Friday, Sept. 26 at Guyer Field.
The Tartans took the opening kickoff and then went 59 yards in eight plays for the first score while Laguna stalled after a 27-yard drive on their first possession. St Margaret’s scored on their next try aided by a 44-yard pass play that took them to the Laguna nine-yard line. Breakers looked like they were going to get in the game with a nine-play drive that ended after 32 yards on an interception.
In the second half, the Breakers behind the tough running of Nick Krantz went 80-yards in nine minutes and took 19 plays to finally get on the scoreboard. After holding the Tartans to nine yards and a punt, Laguna came back to score on an 11 play effort capped by a Jack Simon to Bruce Knill pass play.
Laguna’s next possession was turned over on downs, allowing the Tartans a quick 34-yard drive for their final score late in the game.
Breakers met Northwood (3-1) yesterday at Irvine High School to complete the non-league portion of the schedule. This is the 10th meeting between the schools with the Timberwolves holding a 7-2 series edge. Laguna begins league play next week as the favorite with Costa Mesa (0-5) on Friday, Oct. 10, at Scott Field/Estancia HS.
Breakers return home on Oct. 17 to face Saddleback in what will be a key game for a playoff spot. The Roadrunners are 2-3 and should be a competitive test for the Breakers.
Breakers all-time (W-L-T) series history vs. League Schools (and since 2006):
Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana 7-11-2 (5-3-0)
Costa Mesa 11-23-0 (4-4-0)
Estancia 13-12-0 (6-2-0)
Godinez 4-2-0 (4-2-0)
Saddleback 5-5-0 (4-0-0)
Season YTD statistics are posted at the Laguna Beach Football page at www.maxpreps.com
2014 GAME # 4 vs St Margaret’s GAME STATISTICS
SM – 5 run (kick) 8:02 1st Q
SM – 1 run (kick) 1;34 1st Q
SM – 9 run (kick) 4:51 2nd Q
SM – 4 run (kick) 0:49 2nd Q
LB – Krantz 2 run (Knill kick) 2:57 3rd Q
LB – Knill 30 pass from Simon (Knill kick) 7:18 4th Q
SM – 16 run (kick) 1:55 4th Q
|Time of Poss||27:31||20:29|
Rushing – Krantz 31-128 , Monacell 3-13, Knill 8-9, Simon 1-(12), Hayes 3-10, Henderson 1-4, Soloff 1-8
Passing – Simon 13-6-1 68 yds 1 TD 100.1 rating
Receiving – Tracy 2-13, Krantz 2-11, Knill 1-30, Monacell 1-14
Kickoff Returns – Hayes 1-6
Punting – Simon 2-78 39.0 average
Boys Sand Volleyball (3-0)
Breakers faced Los Alamitos this past Tuesday at the Colton Street courts in Newport Beach.
Girls Golf (2-5, 2-0)
Defending league champion Breakers shot 214 on Monday at Mike Square to defeat Calvary Chapel(1-3). Breakers met Estancia (2-3, 2-0) this past Wednesday and will host the league teams on Monday, Oct. 6.
Calvary match scoring : Mary Kate Quellmalz- 42, Leslie Dwight- 47, Bella Rose Robinson- 39, Halle Redfearn- 43,Hailey McCullough- 43
Girls Tennis (6-2)
Laguna dropped a non-league match at San Clemente on Monday, Sept. 29, losing 10-8. Summer Dvorak swept her singles matches 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 for Laguna’s only wins in singles. Madeline Loomis and Ashley Shelton picked up two doubles wins as did the team of Summer Clawson/Kelly Keller.
Breakers hosted Calvary Chapel (5-4, 2-0) this past Tuesday, Sept. 30, and traveled to Estancia (5-4, 1-1) yesterday. Last week the Breakers defeated Costa Mesa 18-0 and Godinez 17-1 to extend their league match win streak to 83 consecutive wins dating back to 2005. Laguna’s next non-league encounter is with Beckman on Oct. 6.
Boys Water Polo (8-4)
Breakers fall Short at So Coast
Laguna finished 11th at the 32-team South Coast Tournament last weekend falling short of their quest to make the final four of this major tournament.
Breakers first appeared in this event in the mid-70’s finishing sixth in 1997 and seventh in 2011 for their best performances. On Thursday, Sept. 25, Laguna opened with an easy 17-5 win over Riverside Poly (ranked # 5 in D-5) but fell to a hot Orange Lutheran squad 11-9 after taking 5-3 lead into the intermission only to be out scored by the Lancers in the second half. Breakers defeated Servite 14-12 on Friday, Sept. 26, at Newport Harbor before concluding their play on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Corona del Mar pool.
Dos Pueblos defeated Laguna 11-10 with another second half surge but the Breakers bounced back in the Saturday afternoon contest to defeat San Clemente 13-10. Cade Baldridge continues to lead the team in scoring picking up six goals against San Clemente and five each against Dos Pueblos and Servite. Jack Dodson is top in assists with 18 on the year while Jakob Colladay is the steal leader at 21.
Laguna opened league play at Costa Mesa (6-3) on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and hosted Orange Lutheran (9-3) on Thursday, Oct. 2. Next week Laguna faces Godinez (7-5) on Oct. 8 and No. 10 OC Dana Hills (5-7) on Oct. 9.