Volleyball: Mira Costa wins Div. 1 title


Mira Costa captured its seventh CIF-Southern Section boys' volleyball title Saturday night by upsetting top-seeded Loyola in the Division 1 final at Cypress College. The Mustangs won an exciting five-set match, 25-18, 25-22, 25-27, 21-25, 15-12.

Loyola (33-2) never faced a two-set deficit all year and nearly completed the comeback.

"We wanted to give them trouble," Mira Costa coach Mike Ninnis told Fox Sports Preps Zone Live. "Things worked out for us."

Third-seeded Mira Costa (32-4) had lost to Loyola twice during the regular season, but won the one that mattered. Loyola, which swept through every set in the playoffs, dodged two match points in the third set.

In the Division 2 final, Oak Park defeated Corona del Mar in four sets to win its first section title. South Torrance beat Warren in four sets to claim the Division 3 title, and Los Angeles Cathedral ousted defending champion Santa Monica in five sets to win Division 4. Chadwick swept Viewpoint in Division 5.