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Student Athletes Honored on Signing Day

LBHS student athletes participate in signing day on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Laguna held their version of the fall signing day ceremony this past Wednesday. The honored athletes were: Aidan Booth, baseball, Claremont McKenna; Peri Brennan, sand volleyball, UCLA; Toby Bumgardner, water polo, Cal Baptist; Hallie Carballo, sand volleyball, USC; Caden Capobianco, water polo, Navy; Kendall Fraser, volleyball, Colorado College; Cambria Hall, sand volleyball, Arizona State; Aidan Kidd, baseball, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Piper Naess, sand volleyball, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Ella Pachl, tennis, UC San Diego; Haley Parness, water polo, Chapman; Soren Patchell, volleyball, UC Irvine; Blake Pivaroff, baseball, Arizona State; Andrew Reavis, volleyball, UC Santa Barbara; Jayd Sprague, soccer, San Francisco; Reilyn Turner, soccer, UCLA; Morgan Van Alphen, water polo, UCLA.

 

Cross Country – CIF

Up next are the SSCIF prelims on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Riverside Cross Country Course. The top 24 teams from the prelims advance to the CIF finals to be held on Nov. 24. Laguna Boys, the defending D4 champions, have advanced to the finals the past 20 seasons, and the Breaker Girls the past 16.

Awards are given to the top two teams in each of the five enrollment divisions. The top 15 individual finishers are also honored and First Team All-CIF goes to the top seven division finishers.

Laguna cross country team results: xcstats.com/team_page.php?school_id=1064

SSCIF Final 2019 D4 Poll:

Boys XCC: 1 – Foothill Tech, 2 – South Pasadena, 3 – Laguna Beach & Filmore, 5 – Wilson/HH, 6 – La Canada, 7 – JSerra, 8 – Cathedral, 9 – El Segundo, 10 – Oaks Christian, 11 – Ocean View, 12 – St Francis, 13 – Yucca Valley, 14 – Barstow, 15 – Big Bear, 16 – Burroughs/Ridgecrest

Girls XCC: 1 – Foothill Tech, 2 – Covina, 3 – Orange Lutheran, 4 – Laguna Beach, 5 – El Segundo, 6 – Costa Mesa, 7 – La Canada, 8 – Mayfield, 9 – South Pasadena, 10 – Bishop Amat, 11 – Wilson/HH, 12 – Laguna Hills, 13 – Oaks Christian, 14 – JSerra, 15 – San Marino, 16 – Burroughs/Ridgecrest.

 

Girls Tennis (9-9, 3-3)

Ella Pachl returned to singles play, sparking Laguna to a 12-6 win over Long Beach Wilson at the Bear’s courts on Nov. 6. Pachl won her sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-1, Sara MacCallum won 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 and Kaitlyn Smith sept her three sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 to complete the singles play rout.

Two days later, Laguna wasn’t so lucky, despite Pachl winning both her sets as Woodbridge ended the team season 14-4 in the D2 playoffs. Ella Pachl and Sarah MacCallum will be in the SSCIF Individuals Doubles tournament that begins the first week of December.

 

Girls Volleyball (28-11, 6-0)

Laguna Fades at Foothill

After taking a early 5-1 lead against Foothill on Tuesday night, Laguna seemed to lose any desire to defeat the Knights, dropping an ugly 25-13, 25-19, 25-11 contest in the opening round of the State D-1 CIF tournament. Three other teams had a similar 19-daybreak between matches with both Long Beach Poly and Corona del Mar winning their opening road games, while Huntington Beach narrowly lost at La Costa Canyon. Sophie Reavis was the team’s kill leader with six, while Halle Carballo concluded her Laguna indoor career with 19 digs.

Statistics are posted on Max Preps. Also catch the individual match video highlights by searching for “Laguna Beach Girls Volleyball” on the search tab at www.hudl.com.

 

 Boys Sand Volleyball (7-2)

Jett Rocha, left, and Geste Bianchi in the foreground battle Newport’s Caden Garrido and Zach Forbath in the 6th Annual Orange County High School Boys Sand Volleyball League Finals. Photo courtesy of Paul Cuevas

Laguna lost a tough match last Thursday afternoon in the 6th Annual Orange County Boys Sand Volleyball Championship finals to three-time defending champion Newport Harbor, who prevailed to pick up their fourth consecutive title. Breakers narrowly lost two of the five pairs matches but prevailed on the four-man. Laguna won their only title in 2014 and has finished second four times.

Newport Harbor 4, Laguna Beach 3

Thursday, Nov. 7, at Grant Street, Newport Beach

# 1 Geste Bianchi-Jett Rocha lost 21-17, 15-21, 11-15

# 2 Andrew Reavis-Charlie Pillsbury lost 21-16, 12-21, 13-15

# 3 Josh Meiswinkle-Brooker Frith WON 18-21, 21-16, 15-11

# 4 Tanner Mauro – Lucas Kravitz lost 11-21, 12-21

# 5 Trent Gilles-Oskar Hingel lost 18-21, 15-21

The four-man squad prevailed 28-23

Breakers hosted a boys high school tournament on Thursday, Nov. 14, noon to 6 p.m. at Main Beach including long-time rival/OC League champs Newport Harbor. The event had been made possible through the support of local businesses including Hobie, Whole Foods, The Ranch, Lost Pier Café, and Laguna Style Volleyball.

 

Boys Water Polo (15-12, 0-6)

Riverside Poly upset #4 seed Laguna 7-1 in a defensive battle played at the Poly campus in Riverside on Nov. 6, ending the 2019 D2 CIF run after one contest. The Bears (22-9) jumped out to a 4-0 lead at the intermission and never looked back. Laguna had defeated Poly 11-5 back in September and clearly had been looking past this contest.

 

Winter Sports Reminder:

The 86th winter season will be underway soon. Breakers are expecting good seasons from their team sports—try and catch a game and see these talented squads.

First Games:

Boys Basketball: Nov. 26, 7 p.m. vs Segerstrom

Girls Basketball: Nov. 18, @ Santa Rosa Academy; Home Nov. 20, 6 p.m. vs Century

Boys Soccer: Dec. 4, 6:15 p.m. Guyer Field vs Dana Hills

Girls Soccer: Dec. 10, 6 p.m. Guyer Field vs Capo Valley

Girls Water Polo: Dec. 3, 4 p.m. vs San Clemente @ Capo Valley HS

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