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High School Roundup: Costa Mesa girls' volleyball falls in quarterfinals

High School Roundup: Costa Mesa girls' volleyball falls in quarterfinals
Ashley Nguyen, shown hitting against Artesia on Aug. 18, helped the Costa Mesa High girls' volleyball team reach the quarterfinals of its second straight tournament. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

The Costa Mesa High girls’ volleyball team lost to Los Angeles Windward in the Segerstrom Tournament quarterfinals Saturday at Segerstrom High.

The teams played one set, which Windward claimed 25-21.

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It was the second straight tournament the Mustangs have lost in the quarterfinals; Costa Mesa did the same Aug. 18 at the Santa Ana Tournament.

The Mustangs went 2-1 in pool play on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals. They outlasted Savannah 23-25, 25-15, 16-14 before beating host Segerstrom 17-25, 25-9, 15-10. Costa Mesa then lost its final pool-play match to Saddleback Valley Christian, 27-29, 25-17, 9-15.

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Costa Mesa is 5-3.

Dana Hills 3, Huntington Beach 2: Sophomore outside hitter Sabrina Phinizy had 19 kills in the Oilers’ season opener, but the visiting Dolphins rallied for a 25-18, 28-30, 21-25, 25-23, 15-18 nonleague win Friday night at Huntington Beach High.

Junior outside Xolani Hodel had 14 kills for Huntington Beach (0-1), and sophomore middle blocker Olivia Carlton added 12 kills. Junior setter Jaclyn Sanchez had 42 assists and junior libero Mia Christensen tallied 27 digs.

Dana Hills is 10-1.

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