McKeown, Brennan, Crowned Queens of the Beach

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Girls Sand Volleyball (7-0, 5-0)

Peri Brennen, left, and Lexi McKeown swept the competition to capture the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball pairs championship held at Dockweiler Beach in El Segundo Saturday, May 5.

The Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League held their sixth annual pairs tournament to determine the top individuals in Southern California. Lexi McKeown and Peri Brennan became the first duo to topple Mira Costa from the throne capturing the 2018 title, sweeping the top two pairs from the Manhattan Beach school in the semi’s and finals for the title.

The team playoffs get underway this past week with the undefeated Breakers getting a bye to Friday, May 11, when they will face either Palisades or Wildwood at Dockweiler Beach.  Potential opponents include Sierra Canyon and Marymount in order to face Mira Costa, which has handed Laguna their last two playoff losses. Saturday, May 12,  playoff matches will be held on the North Beach in Santa Monica.

Last week the Breakers defeated La Costa Canyon in Carlsbad:

1s: Lexi McKeown and Peri Brennan won 21-12, 21-12; 2s: Piper Naess and Hallie Carballo won 21-17, 21-17; 3s: Kylee Matheson and Cambria Hall won 21-15, 21-9.

In addition, the squad played five additional levels: 4s, Soren Patchell and Jackie Strawn won 21-9, 21-12; 5s, Bella Mullin and Mikayla Smith lost 15-21, 13-21; 6s, Amelie Sadler and Sophie Black lost 24-28; 7s, Madison Rogers and Shanti Nunn lost 19-28; 8s, Emma Bladergroen and Lucky Hauer lost 25-28.

In the IBVL JV Tournament of Champions last Saturday, May 5, Laguna’s JV lost in semi-finals to Mira Costa, 0-3; 1s,  Amelie Sadler and Sophie Black lost 9-21, 6-21; 2s, Bella Mullin and Alessandra Nitoglia lost 15-21, 13-21; 3s, Mikayla Smith and Harper Bunn lost 17-21, 21-10, 10-15.


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