The Estancia High girls volleyball team opened the season on the
right foot, defeating host Irvine, 25-16, 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, in a
nonleague match on Thursday night.
Jaye Hellmich led the way with 10 kills and five blocks. Taylor
Brown tallied seven kills and Stacie Watson added four aces for the
Corona del Mar rolls
* TENNIS: The Corona del Mar High girls tennis team opened its
season with a 14-4 victory over visiting Mater Dei on Thursday
afternoon in a nonleague match. The doubles team of Michelle Atkins
and Kelly McKitterick swept their sets, 6-0, 6-4, 6-1. Haley and
Miranda Young won their two sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Sea Kings start strong
* GOLF: The Corona del Mar High girls golf team opened its season
by taking eighth place with a 481 in the University Tournament at the
par-72 Strawberry Farms Golf Club on Thursday.
Jessica Milner led the way with a 12-over-par 84. Katie
McKitterick shot an 88 and Jonna Kim finished with a 97.
Poway won the tournament with a 426.
Sage Hill scores 25
* WATER POLO: Jordan Cline and Chase Caillouette netted six goals
each as the Sage Hill School boys water polo team sunk visiting
Rancho Alamitos 25-4 on Thursday. A 10-goal second quarter blew the
game wide open for the Lightning.
Beau Caillouette added four goals and Danny Harold made 11 saves
for Sage Hill.
Estancia posts victory
* GOLF: The Estancia High girls golf team opened its season with a
223-227 victory over Esperanza at the Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club
on Thursday. Bridgett Gleason led the way by shooting a 40. Lina You
shot a 42, Carolyn Clements finished with a 46, Lauren Donner
followed with a 47 and Taylor West shot a 48 for Estancia (1-0).
Mesa picks up win
* FOOTBALL: The use of an ineligible player will force Laguna
Beach High to forfeit its 2004 football victory over Costa Mesa, the
CIF Southern Section confirmed Thursday.
Laguna Beach forfeited five victories from the 2004 season,
including a 10-9 nonleague triumph over the Mustangs.
Costa Mesa’s 2004 record improves to 3-7.
Sea Kings are swept
* VOLLEYBALL: The Corona del Mar High girls volleyball team fell
to San Clemente 25-19, 25-10, 25-14 in its season opener on Thursday.
Juliane Piggott led the way with 11 digs and nine kills. Kelly
Christian had seven assists, six kills and five digs and Jamie Lawson
added eight assists for the Sea Kings (0-1).
Vanguard men fall
*SOCCER: The Vanguard University men’s soccer team fell to host
Dominguez Hills University 2-0 on Thursday night. Vanguard (1-1-1)
shut down the Dominguez offense after the 69th minute despite playing
a man down after Ryan Sullivan received a red card.
UCI recruit diverted
* BASKETBALL: Alvin Lewis, a 6-foot point guard who had signed to
play for the UC Irvine men’s basketball team this season, will
instead play for former Anteater Associate Head Coach Todd Lee at
Kentucky Wesleyan, an NCAA Division II school.
Lewis, who averaged 32 points and eight assists as a senior at
Madison Park High in Boston, Mass. in 2003-04, spent last season at
Northfield Mount Hermon Prep in Massachusetts. He was not cleared to
play in Division I by the NCAA clearinghouse.
The Anteaters have also parted ways with 6-9 post player Andrew
Bruckner, who has transferred to Cal Baptist.
Bruckner collected 12 points and 11 rebounds in 11 games as a
sophomore reserve last season.