Boys Volleyball (2-2)
Breakers finished tied for third this past weekend in the 42nd Annual Dos Pueblos tournament featuring 35 teams from three CIF sections and Hawaii competing at the UCSB Thunderdome. Breakers had little trouble in pool play defeating Santa Ynez 25-14, 25-18, Granada Hills 25-8, 25-19, Rio Mesa 25-17, 25-16, St Francis/La Canada 25-16, 25-23. In the playoffs, Breakers had to play two single set playoff matches to 42 to avoid their opponents potentially exceeding the 15-sets per day SSCIF restriction.
In the first playoff, Laguna had an easy time against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, winning 42-24, but struggled against Oak Park 42-21. Against Oak Park, Pete Obradovich had six kills on seven attempts and led Laguna in hitting and digs for the tournament. Obradovich was named to the all-tournament team for the second year in a row. Enzo Sadler was another bright spot leading the squad in serving. Final Top Finishes: 1 – Oak park, 2 – Westlake, 3 – Laguna & Palisades, 5 – Kamehameha, Dos Pueblos, Saddleback Valley Christian, Notre Dame SO, 9 – Harvard-Westlake, Alemany, Crespi, St Francis, San Marcos, Quartz Hill.
Earlier last week, Laguna lost to Corona del Mar 25-20, 25-17, 25-21. Obradovich had 11 kills while Josh McManus added nine. Breakers opened league play this week hoping to add to the 78 consecutive league match win streak as they look to capture their eleventh straight conference title.
SS CIF D1 Poll for March 20: 1 – Oak Park, 2 – Loyola, 3 – Westlake, 4 – Newport Harbor, 5 – Edison, 6 – Corona del Mar, 7 – Mira Costa, 8 – Mater Dei, 9 – Huntington Beach, 10 – Laguna Beach. Others: Beckman, Palo Verdes.
Girls Sand Volleyball (1-0)
Breakers defeated Saddleback Valley Chrisitan in their season opener on Friday, March 17, at Doheny.
# 1 – Won in three sets: 15-21, 21-18, 15-11 as seniors Lauren LaMontagne and Kendyl Brennan lost the first set, but battled back.
#2: Won in two sets: 21-8, 21-15 as freshmen Hallie Carballo and Peri Brennan played great defense and wore Saddleback down with great shots.
# 3: senior Callista Wulff and frosh player Piper Naess won in two sets, 21-4, 21-9. Callista was hitting great spots with her serve, never allowing Saddleback to get in a rhythm on offense.
Up next, Laguna faced El Toro and J Serra this past week at home on Main Beach and will host Saddleback Valley Christian in a rematch on Tuesday, March 28, at Main Beach.