Breakers reach 72
The Laguna Beach High boys’ volleyball team continued its mastery of league competition by winning its 72nd consecutive league match with a 25-20, 25-15, 25-11 Orange Coast League sweep of visiting Estancia Tuesday at Dugger Gym.
Senior opposite Liam Christiansen had a team-high six kills. Senior opposite Luke Jamison had six kills and senior middle blocker Tyler Alter, senior setter Isaac Wulff and sophomore opposite Sam Burgi each had four kills. Junior libero Cole Paxson had a team-best 12 digs. Wulff also had 16 assists and junior defensive specialist/opposite Bruce Knill nine assists.
Laguna, ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 2, moved to 4-0 in league and 6-5 overall.
Estancia dipped to 0-4 in league and 1-8 overall.
Laguna finished the first half of league play Thursday against Saddleback. The score wasn’t available at press time. The Breakers travel next Tuesday (5:15 p.m.) to face Godinez, and host Costa Mesa at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
Four Laguna Beach High senior athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent. The Breakers signing with schools are Keira Dailey (Sonoma St., women’s water polo), Ally Jochim (George Washington, women’s water polo), Tyler Alter (Ohio St., men’s volleyball), and Will McInerny (UCLA, baseball).
The Breakers won their fifth Orange Coast League match Wednesday by defeating host Calvary Chapel, 213-232, at Mile Square Park Classic Golf Course (par 36) in Fountain Valley.
Senior Max Brown shot a low-team score of 40 for the defending champion Breakers who increased their first-place record to 6-0 and overall record to 6-3.
The Breakers returned to the links Tuesday after a near-three week break and took a 194-255 victory from Costa Mesa at Mesa Linda Golf Course (par 35) in Costa Mesa. Brown and sophomore Kyle Sharp were co-medalists each with a 37 score.
“Our guys are playing well and our goal is to get them playing their best golf within the next month as we come into [league] individual championships and possible CIF play,” Laguna Coach Scott Finn said.
The Breakers play three league matches next week. First, they again face Calvary Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mile Square Golf Course. They’ll host the Eagles at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ben Brown’s Golf Course, and also host Estancia at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
The boys’ and girls’ varsity teams were victorious Wednesday against visiting Costa Mesa and each improved to 3-0 against Orange Coast League competition.
The girls’ team defeated the Mustangs, 130-39, and the boys’ team won, 102-62. Setting personal-best and CIF consideration times were Max Morgan in the boys’ 200 individual medley (2 minutes 3.73 seconds), and the boys’ 400 free relay team of Morgan, Billy Renner, Camden Benson and Cameron Karkosa (3:20.49). Additionally, Benson swam to a PR in the boys’ 100 butterfly (58.10).
“The team has been training hard last week and this week so we knew going into this meet that it would be tough to get best times,” Laguna co-coach Beth Weber said. “However, my swimmers performed well despite being tired and are right where they need to be at this point in the season.
“We only have two weeks left until league championships (May 3-5) so we are entering into the really fun and exciting part of the season. I know our team will taper well and I look forward to seeing their hard work pay off in the upcoming meets.”
The Breakers host Estancia in a 3 p.m. league meet next Wednesday.
The Breakers cruised to their fourth Orange Coast League victory Tuesday and remained in first place by shutting out visiting Costa Mesa, 18-0.
Laguna ran its league record to 4-0 and overall mark to 10-2.
“Costa Mesa did not field a team last year, and so they are trying to rebuild their program,” Laguna Coach Don Davis said. “They are a young, inexperienced team but they showed a lot of heart, although none of the matches were competitively close.”
The Breakers took on Godinez in league play Thursday. The score wasn’t available at press time. They’ll step away from league action Friday to host Palm Springs in a 3:15 p.m. nonleague match Friday.
The Breakers play a pair of 3:15 p.m. league matches next week, traveling Monday to face Estancia and hosting Saddleback Tuesday.
Davis said the Breakers were “fortunate to receive” a singles entry (Ryan Gee) and doubles entry (Ethan Gee/Hayden Seitz) for the Boys’ CIF portion of the Ojai Tennis Tournament, which is in its 116th year. The tournament begins Thursday.
Track and Field
The Breakers were back on the track Thursday for an Orange Coast League tri-meet at Saddleback. Results weren’t available at press time.
The Breakers next week host league foe Estancia at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Girls’ Sand Volleyball
The Breakers scheduled Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League South Coast Division matches against Saddleback Valley Christian and Beckman Saturday at Huntington City Beach were rained out and have rescheduled for April 30.
The Breakers next will compete April 23 against El Toro and Saddleback Valley Christian in South Coast Division play at Huntington City Beach.
CIF Weekly Rankings (released Monday)
Boys’ Volleyball: No. 2, Division 2.
Boys’ Tennis: No. 2, Division 4.