Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Los Alamitos advances in CIF state girls volleyball tournament
By Tim Haddock
The Granada Hills girls volleyball team won the first game against Marymount in the CIF Division I state tournament, but eventually lost in four games to the Southern Section Division I-A champion on Tuesday night.
Granada Hills, the City Section champion, took the first game, 25-23, but lost the next three and were eliminated from the CIF state girls volleyball Division I playoffs in the first round.
Paige McFerren had nine kills and six blocks to lead Granada Hills.
Marymount’s Manon Greskovics-Fuller had 11 kills to lead Marymount.
Marymount plays Newport Harbor in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Newport Harbor beat Clovis West in five games to advance.
In other first-round matches, top-seeded Los Alamitos beat Centennial of Bakersfield in three games. Corona del Mar eliminated Torrey Pines in five games, winning the fifth game, 19-17.
In the CIF Division II girls volleyball playoffs, top-seeded La Costa Canyon beat Whittier Christian in four games.
La Salle of Pasadena went the distance against Palisades Charter and won the fifth game, 15-6, to advance to the quarterfinals.
Downey eliminated Madera in four games. St. Lucy’s of Glendora beat Bonita Vista of Chula Vista in four games.
In the CIF Division III bracket, top-seeded Cathedral Catholic from San Diego swept Hemet out of of the playoffs.
Pasadena Poly pulled off a bit of an upset, eliminating Independence from Bakersfield in three games.
Brentwood moved into the quarterfinals by sweeping La Jolla. Chadwick beat Golden Valley from Bakersfield in three games.
In the CIF Division IV bracket, top-seeded La Jolla Country Day swept Connelly of Anaheim in three games.
Viewpoint from Calabasas lost in the first round in four games to Sage Hill. Francis Parker from San Diego swept Elizabeth Learning Center from Cudahy in three games. Central Valley Christian beat St. Margaret’s in three games.
In the CIF Division V bracket, top-seeded Tri-City Christian from Vista swept Sierra Canyon from Chatsworth in the first round. Coast Union from Cambria swept Sierra Pacific from Hanford. Kings Christian from Lemoore eliminated Coastal Christian from Arroyo Grande in three games. Desert Christian Academy from Bermuda Dunes knocked Pacific Ridge out of the playoffs in four games.