High School Sports Update

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Cross Country

No significant action reported since the league cluster meet last week. Sunset Wave & Surf League finals are on Oct. 26.


Girls Golf (4-12, 0-5)

Oct. 3 @ Mile Square:

Edison 199 – Laguna 245

Kenya Ripley-Dunlap – 43, Abby Bekken – 49, Maya Vidas – 50, Sarah Hollinshead – 51Gigi DiMond – 52

Oct. 9 @ Big Canyon:

Laguna 276 – Newport Harbor 213

Maya Vidas – 47, Kenya Ripley-Dunlap – 52, Sarah Hollinshead – 58, Claire Smithers – 59, AbbyBekkan – 60


Girls Tennis (7-9, 2-0)

On the strength of singles players Ella Pachl and Sara MacCallum, Laguna made a strong statement in the new Sunset Wave League with a 12-6 victory over Marina on Oct. 4 under less than ideal conditions, followed by a 10-8 upset of favored Edison this past Tuesday on the Laguna Courts. The key to the Edison win was the sweep by all Breaker players of Edison’s #3 singles and doubles team. The two league wins extended the Breakers’ consecutive league win streak to 123 matches in a row that began back in September 2005. Laguna still has two matches with Huntington Beach plus return engagements with the Vikings and Chargers, so playoffs are still a goal, not a done-deal.


Boys Sand Volleyball (1-1)

No report on matches with Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar.


Girls Volleyball (13-12, 5-1)

Breakers finished 11th out of 32 teams last weekend at the 16th annual Southern California Tournament at Alliant University in San Diego. On Friday, they lost to Westview/Poway in pool play 17-25, 25-22, 14-16 but came back to defeat Flagstaff Arizona 25-20, 25-20 and Kamehameha (Big Island) 25-21, 25-22. On Saturday, they lost to Skyline (Mesa AZ) 23-25, 25-18, 9-15 but came back to defeat Campolindo (Moraga CA) 25-23, 25-23. The final match was a tough 25-21, 26-24 loss to Northwest Christian from Phoenix who went on to easily defeat Village Christian for 9th place. Final top finishes: 1 – Cathedral catholic, 2 – Vista Murrieta, 3 – Great Oak, La Costa Canyon, 5 – Skyline, Santa Fe Christian, St Ignatius, Canyon Crest Academy, 9 – NW Christian, 10 – Village Christian, 11 – Laguna Beach, Menlo, 13 – Westview, Desert Vista, Bishop’s, Campolindo. In Sunset Wave league action, Breakers Swept Newport Harbor on Thursday, Oct. 4, to secure the inaugural Sunset Wave League first place representative into the SSCIF playoffs. Breakers won 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 before a delighted Dugger Gym crowd. Piper Naess led all players with 21 kills while Cambria Hall added 15. This past Tuesday, league play concluded with Laguna sweeping Marina 25-20, 25-14, 25-16 at the Viking campus.

Laguna’s D3 playoff bracket will post at www.cifss.orgon Oct. 13 about 1 p.m. Breakers should host their first-round match on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Dugger Gym. With the new power playoff divisions, no easy matches exist.


Boys Water Polo (11-8, 2-1)

Once again, the Polo squad pulled an upset stopping Huntington Beach 11-7 behind the team’s field defense and the goalie play of Caden Capobianco. The Oiler’s big gun, Cooper Haddad, a UCLA signee, was held scoreless. The Breakers did it with a team effort to prove they can play with the top D1 teams. On Saturday, they had a letdown losing 12-11 at San Clemente. Breakers started the final round of Sunset Surf action last Wednesday and face Corona del Mar on Oct. 17 and Huntington Beach on Oct. 24 all at the Corona del Mar regulation pool.

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