High School Roundup: Laguna Beach girls’ volleyball punches ticket to playoffs

Sophia Reavis kills a ball past Mira Costa's Amanda Burns in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.
Laguna Beach outside hitter Sophia Reavis, right, kills a ball past Mira Costa’s Amanda Burns in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs on Oct. 24, 2019.
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Natalia Hagopian had 30 assists, 10 digs and eight kills to lead the Laguna Beach High School girls’ volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-16 win over Los Alamitos on Wednesday in the Surf League second-place tiebreaker match at Edison High School.

The Breakers clinched the second and final automatic bid allotted to the Surf League. Laguna Beach (15-15) also swept the Griffins in the regular-season finale to forge the tie for second place.

Sophia Reavis had 18 kills and seven digs for Laguna Beach. Sydney Freeman added 15 kills, nine digs and three service aces, and Brooklyn Yelland recorded 25 digs and two aces.

Pacifica Christian 3, Southlands Christian 1: Rebecca Penjoyan had 10 kills and four blocks, leading the visiting Tritons to a 25-19, 21-25, 25-17, 25-16 victory on Wednesday in an Academy League match.

Ava Loritz had seven kills, Julia Hanson added five kills, and Carly Kane chipped in with seven aces for Pacifica Christian (16-9, 6-2).

Costa Mesa 3, Saddleback 0: Lorelei Hobbis had nine kills and six aces in the Mustangs’ 25-17, 25-11, 25-9 sweep of the Roadrunners on Wednesday in an Orange Coast League match at home.

Hana Batlik added six kills and an ace for Costa Mesa (17-5, 8-2).


Westminster 244, Estancia 293: Rachel Truong shot a seven-over-par 42 to earn medalist honors for the Lions in an Orange Coast League match on the Mesa Linda course at Costa Mesa Country Club.

Estancia finished the regular season at 8-6 overall and 7-5 in league.


Huntington Beach 9, Laguna Beach 6: Zach Bettino scored three goals for the Oilers in Wednesday’s Surf League match at Corona del Mar High.

Nikola Mirkovic and Matt Morgan each scored twice for first-place Huntington Beach (18-2, 5-0 in league), which is tied for the top spot in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll with Mater Dei.

Will Kelly scored three goals for Laguna Beach (10-8, 1-3), which is tied for the No. 7 ranking in Division 1.


Estancia 15, Costa Mesa 3: The Eagles clinched the Battle for the Bell with Tuesday’s win at Estancia High.

Tara Schroeder, Sophia Pearson and Claudia Colindres each swept in singles for Estancia (8-3, 4-2 in league). The doubles teams of Giselle Hernandez and Kylie Tran, as well as Sofia Kehoe and Tara Spars, also swept.

Costa Mesa fell to 1-11 overall, and 1-5 in league.


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