City Section

Thursday, Nov. 4

City Section Playoffs
First Round


Birmingham d. Elizabeth Learning Center, 24-26, 25-15, 25-19, 25-13

Jessica Provenzano had 12 kills, Lana Nguyen had 27 assists and Lynette Parks had five blocks for Birmingham (8-6).

Carson d. Belmont, 25-18, 25-14, 25-21

Mary Laupepa had nine of her 23 kills in the third game and Melissa Moimoi finished with nine kills, five digs and two blocks for Carson (13-1), which is on a five-match winning streak since a five-set loss at San Pedro on Oct. 19.

Garfield d. Hollywood, 25-9, 25-12, 25-10

The Eastern League champions and sixth-seeded Bulldogs (13-1) were led by Sylvia Loza with nine kills and four blocks and Maria Ortiz with 24 assists and four aces.

Granada Hills d. Fremont, 25-4, 25-8, 25-5

Stephanie Takamatsu had 15 assists and Ashley Streid had nine kills for Granada Hills (10-4).

L.A. University d. Sylmar, 17-25, 22-25, 25-21, 26-24, 15-11

Junior middle blocker and outside hitter Janet Alvarado had 19 kills and seven blocks, sophomore setter Lauren Okabayashi had seven service points in the deciding game and six aces in the match and Shantel Collins had 15 digs for visiting University (8-6).

Manual Arts d. Monroe, 25-15, 25-11, 25-14

Stephanie Ferrell had 10 kills, Virginia Flores had seven kills, five digs and five aces and Anna Garcia had seven kills and seven digs for host and No. 9-seeded Manual Arts (14-0).

Palisades d. Eagle Rock, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-13

Alex Lunder had 11 kills, Jenna McCallister had seven kills, Diana Grubb had 30 assist and four aces for Palisades (11-3).


San Pedro d. L.A. Wilson, 25-5, 25-10, 25-8

Samantha Taylor had eight kills, five digs and three blocks and Jenny Miller had eight digs, five kills and two aces for third-seeded San Pedro (11-3) in a victory over visiting L.A. Wilson. Also for the Rams, Courtney Lyons had 13 assists and nine aces and Jessica Lacono had 11 assists.

Valley Alternative d. Bell, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21

Luisa Umana and Olyainka Rahman, both of Valley Alternative (13-0), each had 12 kills against Bell at Balboa Park in Encino. Setter Junior Madelyn Bustos had 31 assists and to bring her seasons total to 354, breaking the Valley Alternative single season record of 336 set by Tisha Siamson in 2003-4.

Van Nuys d. Grant, 25-13, 25-20, 25-16

Wendy Moreno had 10 kills and Brittany Brooks had six and five blocks to lead 13th-seeded Van Nuys (10-4).

Venice d. South Gate, 25-11, 25-10, 25-6

Stephanie Hinojosa had six kills, eight digs and seven aces and Kelly Breum added seven kills, 11 digs and six aces for host Venice (12-2).

Verdugo Hills d. Bravo, 25-1, 25-3, 26-24

Crystal Perryman had a season-high 23 kills, Sara Bonet had nine kills and Jennifer Espindola had 33 assists and five aces for eighth-seeded Verdugo Hills (13-1).

Chatsworth d. Sun Valley Poly, 25-6, 25-6, 25-6

Narbonne d. Roosevelt, 25-6, 25-9, 25-16

Taft d. Reseda, 25-13, 25-9, 25-22

Second-round Pairings


#16 Valley Alternative at #1 Carson

#9 Manual Arts at #8 Verdugo Hills

#21 L.A. University at #5 Chatsworth

#13 Van Nuys at #4 Venice

#14 Birmingham at #3 San Pedro

#11 Palisades at #6 Garfield

#10 Taft at #7 Granada Hills

El Camino Real/L.A. Marshall winner at #2 Narbonne


#32 Belmont at #17 Bell

#25 Bravo at #24 Monroe

#26 Poly at #12 Sylmar

#29 South Gate at #20 Grant

#30 L.A. Wilson at #19 Elizabeth

#27 Hollywood at #22 Eagle Rock

#26 Fremont at #23 Reseda

#31 Roosevelt at El Camino Real/L.A. Marshall loser

Monday, November 1


Manual Arts d. Fremont, 25-8, 25-11, 25-4

Manual Arts improves to 13-0, 10-0 in league. Fremont falls to 10-3, 8-2.


Elizabeth d. L.A. CES, 25-11, 25-14, 25-18

Elizabeth (8-0) won its second consecutive Crosstown League title with the victory.


Garfield d. Huntington Park, 25-13, 25-12, 25-4

Julie Bracamontes had 13 kills, six digs and three service aces, Chrystal Lara had three solo blocks, two aces and Priscilla Dominguez had eight aces, including six in the third game, when she served for the last 15 points to lead visiting Garfield (12-1, 10-0), which won its 78th consecutive league match. Huntington Park dropped to 2-8 in league.


Carson d. Narbonne, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18

Junior middle blocker Mary Laupeta had 24 kills, four blocks, eight digs and three service aces, outside hitter Melissa Moimoi had 11 kills and eight digs and setter Terrona Sale had 35 assists for host Carson (12-1, 9-1), which defended its league title against Narbonne (11-2, 8-2), who came into the match tied with the Colts.

San Pedro d. Gardena, 25-8, 25-6, 25-5

Jenny Miller, a junior outside hitter, had 10 aces and her sister, freshman outside hitter Shannon Miller, added seven kills to lead visiting San Pedro (10-3, 7-3), which finished third in the league behind Narbonne and Carson. Bree Hutton had six kills and Alex Bubica had 5 kills, three aces, two digs and two blocks for the Pirates.


Marshall d. Franklin, 25-10, 25-11, 22-25, 25-16

Franklin falls to 4-9, 3-9 in league.


Verdugo Hills d. Sun Valley Poly, 25-16, 25-17, 25-9

Chrystal Perryman had nine kills, Sara Bonet had seven kills, six digs, and two aces and Heather Kelley added seven kills and five digs to lead host Verdugo Hills.

Jennifer Espindola put up 28 assists for the Dons (14-3, 10-0), which went undefeated in league play for the first time in school history. Poly is 7-6, 5-5 in league.


Palisades d. Fairfax, 25-6, 25-12, 25-12