City Section Volleyball Playoffs : Reseda Opens Title Defense With Sweep


As far as defending a title goes, it was a good way to start.

Reseda High, the defending City Section 3-A Division boys’ volleyball champion, bombed Sherman Oaks CES, 15-0, in the first game and surrendered only 10 points overall en route to a three-game sweep in a first-round match at Reseda.

Reseda (13-2) posted a 15-0, 15-2, 15-8 victory behind a match-high 10 kills by senior Coley Kyman, who will attend Cal State Northridge in the fall.

The Regents will play host to Venice in a second-round match Thursday. Venice defeated Monroe, 14-16, 15-7, 15-6, 16-18, 15-13, in another first-round game Tuesday.


In other 3-A Division matches:

North Hollywood d. Marshall, 3-15, 15-8, 11-15, 15-4, 15-6--After losing two of the first three games, the Huskies rallied behind 20 kills by senior Nestor Marroquin.

“The kids just finally got fired up,” North Hollywood Coach Gary Smith said. “It took them a while to get going, but once they did, they were hard to stop.”

Trung Nguyen, a senior, added 16 kills for the Huskies (11-4). Alex Rudinger, a junior, had 12 kills for North Hollywood, which finished in a second-place tie with Sylmar in Valley Pac-8 Conference play.

Sylmar d. Verdugo Hills, 14-16, 15-6, 16-14, 15-13--Enrique Iniquez had 11 kills and 11 blocks and Andre Robinson added nine kills as Sylmar rallied after losing the first game. The Spartans (11-4) will play host to Franklin in a second-round match Thursday.


El Camino Real d. Roosevelt, 1-15, 15-8, 15-10, 9-15, 15-11--Mike Lemke had 27 kills and Andy Conly added 22 kills to lead the Conquistadores at Roosevelt.

El Camino Real, seeded ninth, will play at top-seeded Palisades on Thursday.

Banning d. Kennedy, 15-9, 10-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-10--Senior middle blocker Barry Waters had a team-high 16 kills, but the Golden Cougars were outmanned at Banning.


Junior middle blocker Eric Germansky added 10 kills for Kennedy (4-8), which played without Nick Simone, a senior outside hitter who has strep throat. Kris Stire, a starting setter, missed the game because of a sprained ankle.