By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy
Boys Sand Volleyball (1-0)
The initial schedule has Laguna opening the season this past Tuesday, Sept. 9, against Edison on the West Newport courts near Colton Street. Breakers will meet Irvine on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Irvine Valley College.
Matches will be best of three sets with the first two to 21.
Laguna’s division: Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor, Edison, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Tesoro. This season, 37 Southern Section CIF schools are participating in sand volleyball. The sport needs 100 teams to be officially sanctioned by CIF.
2014 Inaugural Laguna Varsity Roster
Tyler Alter, Jack Burgi, Liam Christiansen, Reed Donenfeld , Tyler Jackson , Adam Lythgoe , Pete Obradovich , Dane Olson, Cole Paxson, Nick Rieckhoff
Update: Breakers swept Edison on Tuesday for their first win of the year
Girls Golf (0-3)
Non-league play opened last week with a pair of losses to Sage Hill. On Monday, Sept. 8, Aliso Niguel won 207-234 at Ben Brown’s Golf Course at The Ranch at Laguna Beach.
Girls Volleyball (0-2)
Laguna is still trying to find the right line up as they dropped a pair of matches to open the season. Last Thursday, Sept. 4, the Breakers dropped a 25-21, 25-23, 26-24 match to second-ranked Santa Margarita at the winner’s gym. Breakers had opportunities in all three sets but could not close out. In set one, the score was tied at 17 before the Eagles pulled away. In set two, Santa Margarita opened a 5-0 lead before Laguna stormed back on a 22-12 run. Up 23-20, Laguna gave up five straight points. In set three, Laguna was serving set point at 24-23, but again had ball control errors contribute to the loss. Sabrina Stillwell led all hitters with 16 kills, Jamie Robbins added six blocks and 16 assists.
This past Tuesday, Sept. 9, Laguna took the first set from Corona del Mar 25-23 but could not find their mojo as the Sea Queens came back 25-11, 25-14, 25-17 to take the match. Breakers hosted J Serra on Thursday, Sept. 11, and play in Dave Mohs/Orange County Championships this weekend.
Girls Tennis (2-0)
Laguna opened with a pair of wins taking San Juan Hills 16-2 last Friday, Sept. 5, on the loser’s courts and defeating Mission Viejo 17-1 in the home opener this past Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Against San Juan, Kira Hamilton, Ashley Shelton, and Kelly Keller swept the singles while the Breakers’ top doubles team of Malia Helms and Madeline Loomis won 6-3, 6-2, and 6-0.
The Breakers starters were equally successful against Mission allowing Coach Don Davis to use reserves for some of the singles matches. Breakers swept the doubles portion of the match. Laguna faced Mater Dei on Thursday, Sept. 11, and will compete against Aliso Niguel on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and host Corona del Mar on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Boys Water Polo (1-0)
Breakers Takedown San Diego’s # 1 Team 11-7
Laguna traveled to Cathedral Catholic this past Tuesday, Sept. 9, and defeated the top-ranked San Diego CIF squad 11-7 at the loser’s pool. Breakers took a 4-3 lead after one period and never trailed the rest of the way. Cade Baldridge scored five goals while Jakob Colladay added two scores, an assist, and two steals. Garret Hartley had seven saves in the cage. Aki Anderson added two goals with Nolan Del Toro and Jack Dodson also scoring to round out the Laguna effort.
This weekend Laguna participates in the Santa Barbara Invitational, a 24-team tournament where the Breakers are seeded third behind Harvard Westlake and Mater Dei. Schools from a number of CIF sections are represented including the top Northern California schools.