Girls Volleyball (15-11, 10-0)
Breakers kept with tradition and won the opening playoff match for the 42nd time with a 25-16, 25-12, 25-11 sweep of Fountain Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Dugger Gym. Laguna hit .462 led by Lexi McKeown’s 10 kills and Aleya Post with 10 kills, a solo block and a block assist. Callesta Wulff added nine kills and four aces as Laguna kept the pressure on the Barons all evening. Peri Brennan provided the setting dishing out 25 assists while Halle Carballo, Chloe Edep, and Katie Hayden sparkled on defense. Edep recorded three aces and 10 digs in her effort.
Coach Matt Malone went with a 5-1 format for the first time this season and the quicker attacked was clearly successful on offense and defense.
Breakers advanced to the second round, which was played at El Dorado this past Thursday, Nov. 3. Should Laguna win, they would see either Beckman or Notre Dame Sherman Oaks Saturday, Nov. 5.
Alumni notes: Marissa Greenough was named Conference Carolinas player of the week this past Tuesday, Nov. 1 as she led Erskine College (South Carolina) to two big league wins with 28 kills, 19 digs and five total blocks. The squad is 12-2 in league and includes former Breaker Sami Harting as a starting middle blocker. The Fleet competes in the NCAA Division 2.
Boys Sand Volleyball 7-0
In the semifinal Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Doheny, Laguna defeated Saddleback Valley Christian 4.5 to 2.0
# 1 Cole Paxson & Pete Obradovich lost 21-23, 16-21
# 2 Sam Burgi & Enzo Sadler lost 21-19, 18-21, 11-15
# 3 Josh McManus & Ayrton Garcia won 21-13, 21-13
# 4 Geste Bianchi & Cameron Garcia won 20-22, 22-20, 15-9
# 5 Tyler Jackson & George Knapp won 21-14, 21-14
The four-man team of Paxson, Obradovich, Burgi, and McManus won 28-26
Breakers opened the playoffs with another win over Los Alamitos, 4.5 to 2.0 on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Newport:
# 1 Cole Paxson & Pete Obradovich lost 19-21, 17-21
# 2 Sam Burgi & Enzo Sadler won 21-12, 21-18
# 3 Josh McManus & Ayrton Garcia won 21-11, 21-16
# 4 Geste Bianchi & Andrew Reavis lost 21-19, 18-21, 15-17
# 5 Cameron Garcia & Tyler Jackson won 21-15, 21-19
The four-man team of Paxson, Obradovich, Burgi, and McManus won 28-18.
Laguna is seeded second behind Newport Harbor in the playoff. The semifinal and final were to be determined with matches this week.