Breakers prepared for the regular season by participating in the 10th annual Queens Court tournament this past weekend at the steamy American Sports Center in Anaheim.
Varsity finished tied for fifth out of 64 teams going 5-2 in play. Breakers defeated Serrano 21-25, 25-15, 16-14; Redlands 25-20, 25-16; lost to Aliso Niguel 25-21, 25-16; beat Cajon 25-17, 25-20; Citrus Valley 22-25, 25-17, 15-8; and Buena 25-21, 17-25, 15-7; and lost to Foothill 25-21, 25-13.
JSerra won the tournament edging Foothill in the finals.
Laguna kill leaders were Lexi McKeown with 61, Cambria Hall with 43, Piper Naess with 39 and Soren Patchell with 20.
Hall led in service aces with nine. Top blockers were Lexi McKeown and Jackie Strawn. Soren Patchell led in set assists with 75, followed by Alli Evans with 57 and Peri Brennan with 19. Hallie Carballo led in serve receive and digs.
The planned opening match with Foothill has been rescheduled to Oct. 24 from Sept. 1 in Dugger Gym. The non-conference tune-up with the Division 1 Knights will help prepare the squad for the playoffs after the league season. Breakers will open play on Wednesday, Sept. 6, with Corona del Mar in their 51st match up in a best-of-five set contest. Start time should be about 5:15.
Laguna’s JV under coach Austin Ybarra finished tied for third with Corona del Mar after a narrow loss to San Clemente in the semi-finals in the 32- team tournament. Tritons edge the squad 23-25, 25-19, 15-11 before falling to Mater Dei in the finals. JV hosts Corona del Mar at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at Dugger Gym.
The frosh soph finished 13th out of 24 teams.
Boys Sand Volleyball
The fall schedule should start in late September.