SOUTHERN SECTION VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS : Huntington Beach to Meet Mater Dei in First Round

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Huntington Beach, Woodbridge and Edison high schools are among the top-seeded teams in the Southern Section 4-A volleyball playoffs, which begin Friday at various sites.

Second-seeded Huntington Beach (16-1) will play host to Mater Dei (8-6) in a first-round game Friday. The Oilers’ only loss was against San Marcos (13-1), the No. 1-seeded 4-A team.

Fourth-seeded Edison (12-3), runner-up to Huntington Beach in the Sunset League, will play host to Redondo Union (9-7) Friday.


Third-seeded Woodbridge (14-2), the Sea View League co-champion with Newport Harbor, will play host to Hoover (8-6) Friday.

Marina (11-5) had one of the toughest draws in the 4-A division. The Vikings, who won two major tournaments but finished third in the Sunset League, will play Friday at Laguna Beach (14-4).

Esperanza (16-0) is seeded fourth in the 3-A division. The Aztecs, the Empire League champions, will play host Friday to the winner of Wednesday’s wild-card match between Downey and California High.

Western (10-8) plays at El Dorado (7-10) Wednesday in a 3-A division wild-card game.

Santa Ana Calvary Chapel (14-2) is the top-seeded team in the 2-A division. The Eagles, the Olympic League champions, plays host to the winner of Chadwick-Long Beach Gethsemane Baptist in a first-round game Friday.

Whittier Christian (14-2), seeded second in 2-A, plays host to the winner of Crossroads-Salesian in a first-round game Friday.

Finals for all divisions are May 25 at Cerritos College.

The pairings (all matches at 7:30 p.m.):

Wednesday Wild-card round 3-A Western at El Dorado Friday First round 4-A Hoover at Woodbridge Irvine at Trabuco Hills Laguna Hills at Capistrano Valley Marina at Laguna Beach Mater Dei at Huntington Beach Santa Margarita at Newport Harbor Redondo Union at Edison University at Dana Hills 3-A Downey-California winner at Esperanza El Modena at Garden Grove Foothill at Valencia Pacifica at La Serna Santiago at North Torrance Western-El Dorado winner at Bishop Montgomery 2-A Chadwick-Long Beach Gethsemane Baptist winner at Santa Ana Calvary Chapel St. Margaret’s at Pater Noster Salesian-Crossroads winner at Whittier Christian