Sailors finish third

The Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball team finished third at the Ann Kang Invitational, completed Saturday at Iolani School.

Coach Dan Glenn's Sailors were paced by all-tournament honorees Maddy Brown and Cinnamon Sary, who helped the reigning CIF Southern Section Division I-AA and CIF State Division I champions defeat Sunset League rival Los Alamitos in the third-place match.

The Tars were defeated by a team from Taiwan in the semifinals. Taiwan went on to defeat Mira Costa in the championship match.

Newport Harbor defeated Taiwan in a best-of-three match in pool play Friday.

Sary, who will be a junior this fall, was a catalyst at setter. She was a Newport-Mesa Dream Team performer as a sophomore, when she earned first-team All-Sunset League recognition.

Brown, an outside hitter, will be a senior this season. She was a second-team all-league performer as a junior, when the Sailors shared the league crown with Los Alamitos.

Among others who contributed for Newport Harbor were Alex Holbrook, Kasey Thompson, Sarah Buckingham, Tabitha Goff, Hunter Jennings, Torey Thompson and Lauren Demos.

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