HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL GIRLS’ STATE FINALS : El Toro Sends Jagd Away With Title
The El Toro High girls’ volleyball team gave Charger Coach Mike Jagd the going-away present he wanted--a State Division I championship.
El Toro won its first title Saturday night, outlasting Lakewood St. Joseph, 16-14, 15-13, 11-15, 12-15, 17-15, in the championship match at Cal State Fullerton.
Jagd, who said he will resign as coach at the end of the season to pursue a doctorate degree in Colorado, watched as Wendy Balut and Amanda Burrows had blocks for El Toro’s final two points.
Jagd leaves with a 305-82 record in 10 years of coaching the Charger boys and girls’ teams.
St. Joseph outside hitter Jaimie Torromeo set a State record with 47 kills, surpassing the previous record of 36, set earlier in the day by La Habra’s Zrinka Kristich.
In Division II, La Habra won its third consecutive state title, 15-8, 14-16, 15-4, 15-11, over San Jose Leland.
In Division III, Los Angeles Marymount won its first title, defeating Livermore Granada, 15-1, 8-15, 12-15, 15-3, 15-10.
Courtney Stanton had 28 kills and Alison Dalley added seven for Marymount, which had finished third in the Sunshine League behind Los Angeles Marlborough and Notre Dame Academy.
In Division IV, Maureen Cox had 13 kills and her sister Terri Cox added 10 as Long Beach St. Anthony won its first title, 15-6, 15-7, 15-5, over Grass Valley Bear River.
Outside hitter Karen Benkovsky had 22 kills and setter Debbie Martin added 38 assists as Capistrano Valley Christian beat Atherton Sacred Heart Prep, 15-7, 15-3, 16-14, in the championship match in Division V.