Semifinals are set for Southern Section Division 1 girls’ volleyball playoffs

Redondo Union last won a state title in girls' volleyball in 2015. The top-seeded Sea Hawks advanced to the Southern Section Division 1 semifinals.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

It’s an elite group of four top high school girls’ volleyball teams that have advanced to the Southern Section Division 1 semifinals.

The eight-team bracket was whittled down to four on Wednesday.

Top-seeded Redondo Union, despite being off for two weeks, was sharp and dominant in a 25-11, 25-10, 25-19 victory over Aliso Niguel. Redondo Union hasn’t lost a match or set this season when it was at full strength.


Sierra Canyon advanced with a 25-16, 7-25, 25-22, 25-20 win over Foothill.

Santa Ana Mater Dei came away with a 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 victory over Mira Costa.

Marymount swept Vista Murrieta 25-16, 25-16, 25-22.

It sets up two outstanding semifinal matchups on Saturday.

Marymount will be at Mater Dei and Sierra Canyon will be at Redondo Union.

In a City Section Open Division stunner, No. 8-seeded Cleveland eliminated No. 1-seeded Taft 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 27-25.