Boys Volleyball (17-7, 10-0)
Tuesday May 12: Laguna d. Santiago (Corona) 25-17, 25-15, 25-15
Laguna opened their 42nd consecutive trip to the playoffs with a sweep of Santiago (Corona) this past Tuesday, May 12, at Dugger Gym. Breakers were somewhat listless against the Sharks (15-14) in the first set before tough serving by Dane Olson broke a 16-16 tie allowing the Breakers to take the set. Second set was equally challenging until Tyler Alter went on a strong serving run to run a 16-13 lead to a 21-13 advantage. The visitors never threatened in the final set. Pete Obradovich led with 13 kills, Barry Greenough had 10 kills, two solo blocks, and two block assists. Isaac Wullf dished out 41 assists, three kills and an ace and Ben Jones contributed with a couple of strong serving runs. The 46 team set-assists was the fourth best total for a three-set match in the rally-scoring era. Breakers lead the series with Santiago 3-0
Friday May 8 – Laguna defeated Alumni 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-19
Robbie McKnight ’11 and Seth Morris ’09 gave the varsity all they could handle in the 32nd annual Alumni match last Friday night at Dugger Gym. Other players contributing included Dave Sorells ’64 (“Diamond Dave” a long time official and coach in HS volleyball), Marc Spitaleri ’74, Lance Stewart ‘981, Zach Miller ’95, Austin Ybarra ’01, Lucas Capobianco ’14, JP Wollam ’14, Alec Wulff ’14, James Kimball ’96, Bob Jamison ’93, Chris Bailey ’09, Wilson Knnapp ’09, and Beau Bianchi ’94. Bill Christiansen ‘73, Laguna’s first All-CIF player, was the referee.
Wednesday, May 6 – Loyola defeated Laguna 25-18, 25-16, 25-21
The # 2 National ranked Cubs (26-1) evened the series with Laguna at 2-2 as they prevailed last week on the historic Loyola campus. Pete Obradovich had 10 kills for the Breakers who struggled at times with the tough serving hosts.
SSCIF D-2 playoffs continued this past Thursday, May 13 at Lakewood and if Laguna won, they will be home Saturday May 15 at 7PM. Check the Boys volleyball page on Max Preps for the updated schedule or the CIFSS web site.