The Laguna Beach High boys’ volleyball team still isn’t playing to its full potential, Coach Lance Stewart said after the Breakers swept their CIF Southern Section Division II second-round match Tuesday at Righetti of Santa Maria.
That news might be downright scary for future opponents, including Agoura, the team the Breakers host tonight at 7 p.m. in a CIF quarterfinal match.
After all, Laguna Beach has swept through its first two matches. The Breakers (22-9) beat Brea Olinda, 25-16, 25-16, 25-17, in the first round before topping Righetti, 25-15, 25-20, 25-19.
“We’re still not playing at the level that’s going to help us win a championship," Stewart said. “We’re playing just good enough to win, and just good enough to win is going to come back and bite you in the butt when you play against more talented teams."
Scott Chapel had a team-high 12 kills and added eight digs against Righetti. Robbie McKnight had a well-rounded game with six kills, three block assists, five digs and 14 assists.
Cooper Gwaltney had eight kills, Travis Woloson six and Seth Morris five. If the Breakers win tonight, they’ll play either Valencia of Valencia or Royal of Simi Valley in a semifinal match Wednesday. The venue for either of those matches would be decided via coin flip.
“It’s important to execute on the simple plays," Stewart said. “We’ve made too many mental errors. Hopefully we can make some adjustments ... we know what we have to do."
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