Boys Sand Volleyball (2-0)
Breakers sand volleyball teams easily defeated Mater Dei Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Newland Street courts in Huntington Beach:
Varsity vs. Mater Dei 6.5 to 0.0
Team 1, Ayrton and Gest, win, 21-15, 21-17; Team 2, Enzo and Cameron, win, 21-19, 21-11; Team 3, George and Andrew, win, 21-11, 21-12; Team 4, Jett Rocha and Carlie Pilsbury, win, 21-15, 21-12; Team 5, Guy and Jackson, win, 21-13, 20-22, 15-10; four-man, win, 28-17.
JV vs. Mater Dei JV 5.0 to 1.50
Team 1 Tanner Mauro and Booker Frith, win, 21 17, 21-17; Team 2, Josh Meiswinkle and Gaal Shonfeld, win, 21-12, 15-17; Team 3, Julian Williams-Goldberg and Trent Gillis, win, 21-9, 21-14; Team 4, Luc Sanchez and Luke Hogapian, win, 21-12, 21-13; Team 5, Wyatt Gillespie and Caden Bencz, loss, 21-17, 16-21, 7-15; four-man, loss, 24-28.
Up next was defending league champion Newport Harbor (2-0) in a match played on Sept. 27 at the Grant Street Courts.
Girls Volleyball (6-5, 2-0)
Laguna extended their league win streak to 112 (sixth longest in Southern Section CIF history) with a pair of league victories beginning with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-20 win over Godinez (9-3) on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Dugger Gym. Laguna played all 13 players active that day with Soren Patchell and Piper Naess leading in kills with nine. Peri Brennan dished out 20 assists and served three aces. Breakers recorded 8 net blocks in the match. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Laguna swept Costa Mesa (11-4) 25-15, 25-20, 25-21 again playing all active players. Lexi McKeown was the kill leader with 14 while Peri Brennan dished out 17 assists and served up three aces.
In non-league play, the Breakers swept Newport Harbor (1-7) last Friday, Sept. 22, at the Sailor’s Gym 25-18, 25-17, 25-21 handing veteran coach Dan Glenn (31 seasons) his fourth straight loss to the Breakers. Lexi McKeown led the squad with 19 kills, Chloe Edep served the hosts off the court recording four aces while Piper Naess was spot-on on service receive (26 passes) and digs (16). 2017 marks the first time since 2000 that Laguna defeated both Corona del Mar and Newport in the same season (Shawn Patchell was the coach in 2000) and also marked the first time since the best-of-five set format was adopted in 1981 that Laguna girls won both by a 3-0 score.
On Monday, Sept. 25, Laguna lost a grueling five set match to South Coast League favorite San Clemente 23-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-22, 12-15 at the Triton Gym before a playoff-type crowd. Breakers led 12-11 in the final set after key kills and a block by freshman Jackie Strawn, but the team just could not seal the victory. Laguna still leads the all-time best of five set series with the Tritons 11-2.
Coming up is the annual alumni match at Dugger Gym on Oct. 6 and the showdown with Southern Section CIF Division 3, second-ranked Sage Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 11 5:30 p.m.