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Sand Volleyball (8-0) 

Breakers extended their record to 8-0 entering the final week of South Coast Division play. Playoffs will begin on May 9 and 11 at the Huntington courts.

April 23 results played on the Huntington Beach courts:

  1. Beckman – 3-0 Win

Katelyn Carballo/Sage Patchell – 21-7, 21-6

Kendyl Brennan/Katie Gavin – 21-8, 21-9

Lauren LaMontagne/Callista Wulff – 21-6, 21-8

  1. Saddleback Valley Christian – 2-1 Win

Katelyn Carballo/Sage Patchell – 21-15, 15-21, 15-7

Kendyl Brennan/Katie Gavin – 19-21, 16-21

Lauren LaMontagne/Callista Wulff – 21-16, 21-5

The remaining regular season schedule is as follows with matches played at Huntington Beach

(League web site: www.ibvl.org):

Sat Apr 30:     SVC @ 9 AM, Beckman @ 12 noon

 

Boys Volleyball (10-5, 8-0)

Breakers cruise to 10th Title

Laguna’s boys volleyball squad cruised past Calvary Chapel this past Tuesday, April 26, at Dugger Gym taking a 25-11, 25-22, 25-17 victory to clinch out-right the Orange Coast League title for the 10th consecutive year. Breakers hold a two match lead over second place Costa Mesa with two matches remaining, but hold the tie breaker by virtue of sweeping the series with the Mustangs this season. The title is the programs 30th in the past 45 seasons.

Against Calvary, Tyler Alter led the hitters with 10 kills while Josh McManus added 9 and Sam Burgi with six. Burgi also added four aces while setter Isaac Wulff had three aces, a solo block and block assist to go along with his 34 set-assists. Veteran official Eunetta Pickett was the referee, and has done Laguna matches since the beginning of the CIF volleyball program.

Last week Laguna swept two league matches defeating third place Godinez 25-22, 25-12, 25-20 on Tuesday, April 19 at the Grizzly gym as Pete Obradovich returned to action with 18 kills while Cole Paxson collected 23 digs just one short of the school match record for a three-set match. Bruce Knill dished out 22 assists at setter while Isaac Wulff added 12 plus five kills.

On Thursday, April 23, the Breakers used their complete starting line in league play for the first time this season to sweep Costa Mesa 25-13, 25-23, 25-18. Tyler Alter had 14 kills, Pete Obradovich and Sam Burgi each added 12 as Isaac Wulff was able to dish out 43 assists on the passing of Cole Paxson and Josh McManus. Barry Greenough also had a big night with six kills and five block assists.

Cole Paxson, who earned second team all-county honors as a sophomore last season, was named to the 24-player USA Volleyball’s Boys Youth Training Team for 2016. Paxson is the Breakers top passer and is the only Southern California libero named to the squad. Twelve players will eventually be picked from the training team to compete in the FIVB Under-19 Championship qualifier in Cuba this June.

Don’t miss the 33rd annual Alumni match next Friday, May 6, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (varsity) at Dugger Gym. Former players are urged to come whether they want to play or not.

Looking ahead:

4-29 & 4-30:           46th annual Redondo Classic. Breakers will see host Redondo on Friday and should defeat Rio Mesa for a gold division playoff spot. Oak Park, South, Burroughs, Valencia, are potential opponents. This tournament will affect Laguna’s playoff seeding. Also playing are Saddleback Valley Christian, San Clemente and Foothill from the OC.

Mon., May 2          Breakers host # 9 Lakewood, 5PM at Dugger Gym

Tue., May 3            Senior Night vs Saddleback, 5PM at Dugger

Wed., May 4          @ Dana Hills 5:45 PM for a non-league match

Fri., May 6              33rd Annual Alumni Match at Dugger Gym 5:30 PM

SSCIF D-2 Poll for April 25: 1 – Oak Park, 2 – Laguna Beach, 3 – Burroughs/Burbank, 4 – West Ranch, 5 – Royal, 6 – Simi Valley, 7 – South, 8 – Capistrano Valley, 9 – Lakewood, 10 – Hillcrest Others: Valencia, Valencia Long Beach Poly, La Canada

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