Girls Sand Volleyball
The program’s fourth season opens on Friday, March 17, at 4 p.m. at Doheny when they take on Saddleback Valley Christian, their chief league rival. The roster: Kendyl Brennan, Peri Brennan, Hallie Carballo, Lucy Fontenot, Katie Hayden, Lauren LaMontagne, Kaden Matheson, Lexi McKeown, Piper Naess, Soren Patchell and Callista Wulff.
Boys Volleyball (2-1)
Fifth-ranked Breakers looked like they will do just fine in Southern Section Division 1 after a 25-23, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21 victory over San Clemente last Wednesday, March 7, at the Triton’s Gym. Set one was back and forth to 20 all when Breakers pulled away. Point 24 came on a solo block by Pete Obradovich and Sam Burgi slammed a kill off the Triton block for point 25. Laguna cruised in set two, but faded down the stretch in set three after taking a 16-14 lead. Breakers stumbled a few times in the fourth set trailing by one point one three occasions but rallied behind the serving of Ayrton Garcia to score four straight points and take the lead for good. Breakers now lead the series, 31-18. For the match, Pete Obradovich led the Breakers with 16 kills along with Josh McManus. Sam Burgi was right behind with 15 kills and Barry Greenough added six. Breakers blocked well with five solo blocks, five service aces and Cole Paxson dished out 48 assists.
Laguna faced second-ranked Corona del Mar this past Wednesday, March 15, in Dugger Gym, the 58th best-of-five set match meeting between the two schools in a series Laguna leads 30-27.
This weekend Laguna is in the 42nd annual Dos Pueblos tournament along with top Division 1 schools Oak Park, Westlake, Santa Barbara, and Saddleback Valley Christian.
Breakers will face Rio Mesa, Granada Hills, Santa Ynez and Nor Cal’s St Francis/Mountain View in pool play. The 35-team event is played at UCSB.
SSCIF D7 Poll for March 13: 1 – Oak Park, 2 – Loyola, 3 – Mater Dei, 4 – Corona del Mar, 5 – Westlake, 6 – Newport Harbor, 7 – San Clemente, 8 – Mira Costa, 9 – Edison, 10 – Huntington Beach, Palos Verdes. Others: Beckman, Santa Barbara.