CORONA DEL MAR — The Sage Hill School boys' volleyball team needs to play with more energy and cut down on its service errors, Coach Dan Thomassen said after his Lightning won Tuesday.
Despite 21 service errors, Sage Hill (11-14) defeated Bolsa Grande 25-19, 25-21, 15-25, 25-14, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs at Harbor Day School.
The Lightning played at the Harbor Day gym because their venue is under construction.
"I don't think the service errors were because of a change of venue," Thomassen said. "Overall our guys weren't making hustle plays. We didn't have the normal energy or momentum … We need to know this is the playoffs and we can't afford to come out with low-energy effort."
Junior Cole Kirby had 27 kills and only four errors to go with nine digs, while junior Chris Zadra had 14 kills and nine digs. Sophomore Kent Kawaguchi had 40 assists and three kills.
Sage Hill will play the Yucaipa-Mark Keppel winner Thursday.
— From staff reports