ORANGE – The quest for the perfect ending to the season for the Los Alamitos girls volleyball team was spoiled by the team that has been perfect all year.
Los Alamitos, which had withstood several near-misses along its run to the CIF-SS Division1AA title and the regional title, ran out of magic, falling to Granite Bay, 25-22, 14-25
The journey to the top in any sport is never easy, but the end result can be satisfying.
Just ask the Los Alamitos girls volleyball team.
The Griffins will take the court today in search of the program's fourth CIF State title and first since 2006 when they face Granite Bay (44-0) in the Division I final at Santiago Canyon Colleg
CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPSSaturday
Division ILOS ALAMITOS (35-5) vs. GRANITE BAY (44-0)Where, when: Santiago Canyon College, 8 p.m.Outlook: The Grizzlies are the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 champion. They haven't lost a set since Nov. 5. They've only dropped five sets all
Crissy Jones said she didn't have her best match when Los Alamitos defeated Mater Dei in the CIF-SS Division 1AA final.
She made up for it Tuesday as the top-seeded Griffins swept the second-seeded Monarchs, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20, in the CIF Southern California Regional Division I final at Cerritos College.
Jones, a senior o
The Mater Dei and Los Alamitos girls volleyball teams will meet Tuesdsay for the second time in the postseason, this time with a spot in the CIF State Division I final at stake.
Los Alamitos defeated Mater Dei in four sets in the CIF-SS Division 1AA final on Nov. 23. Three of the four sets were decided by two points.
SAN DIEGO - Saddleback Valley Christian had a chance on Tuesday night to do what it couldn’t last season – beat Francis Parker in the Division IV CIF State Regional finals and advance to the state championship.
But for the second straight season, SVC couldn’t pull off the upset.
Top-seeded Francis Parker defeate
Here are the scores from Saturday's second round of the CIF SoCal Regional action. The Regional finals are Tuesday.
Los Alamitos def. La Salle, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12
Mater Dei def. Torrey Pines, 20-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-22
Final: Mater Dei at Los Alamitos
There is an easy way and then there is the Mater Dei girls volleyball team way.
The Monarchs (35-6) rallied from set point in the second set and from a four-point deficit in the fourth set to finally put away visiting Torrey Pines o
In the fourth meeting between Academy League rivals this season, host Sage Hill (28-5) led from start to finish in sweeping Crean Lutheran (22-9), 25-17, 25-19, 25-22 in a CIF State Southern California Regional Division III second-round match.
The Lightning won three of the four meetings against Crean Lutheran this year, including a
The Whittier Christian girls volleyball team isn’t ready to wrap up the season just yet.
The Heralds, who captured the CIF-SS Division 2A title Saturday, opened the first round of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division 2 playoffs with a 25-22, 21-25, 25-16, 25-15 home victory over La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad on Tuesday
The top seeds for singles and doubles in the Corona del Mar regional advanced without much of a threat Monday in the opening rounds of the CIF-SS Individuals Championships.
Laguna Hills junior Alex Valenstein and University's doubles pairing of Danielle Pham and Yuki Asami each had no trouble winning two matches to a
LOS ALAMITOS – The Los Alamitos girls volleyball team has made a habit of getting itself in and out of trouble in recent weeks, so it was no surprise what happened to the Griffins in the first round of the CIF State Division 1 tournament on Friday.
The top-seeded Griffins lost early leads in each set, but were able to outlast visit
Saddleback Valley Christian
Dyer, a junior, had 14 kills, 20 assists, 10 digs and three aces in Saturday’s 19-25, 26-24, 25-9, 25-9 victory over Hemet in the CIF-SS Division 4AA final. The title is the first for SVC and avenges last year’s loss to Hemet.
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The girls volleyball season resumes Tuesday night with the first round of the CIF State Championships.
The county teams participating will first compete in the Southern California Regionals.
Los Alamitos, the CIF-SS Division1AA champion, is the top seed in Division 1. The Griffins will host Granada Hills of the L.A. City Section.
ORANGE – The Los Alamitos girls volleyball team is back on top.
The Griffins bounced back from a second set collapse to defeat Mater Dei, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23, in the CIF-SS Division 1AA final Saturday night at Santiago Canyon College.
The title is the sixth for the Griffins (32-5) and their first since 2011. Thi
Los Alamitos defeated Mater Dei 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23) to win the CIF Div. 1AA championship.
The Griffins were led by Crissy Jones with 19 kills and 19 digs, and Annie Hale with 18 kills and 13 digs.
Video by Jonathan Khamis,
ORANGE – There is no substitute for playoff experience, and the Whittier Christian girls volleyball team can certainly attest to that.
The Heralds, the top-seeded team in the CIF-SS Division 2A playoffs, utilized a pair of game-changing runs in the first two sets to coast home with the 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 sweep over Mayfield of Pas
NORWALK – Sage Hill girls volleyball coach Dan Thomassen acknowledged a little disbelief after his team swept Crean Lutheran in three games in the CIF-SS Division 3A girls volleyball final at Cerritos College on Saturday night.
“I knew our girls were going to be good tonight, but I didn’t know we were going to be
NORWALK – A mighty challenge was deftly overcome by Saddleback Valley Christian in Saturday evening's CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA girls volleyball championship.
Tristan Self and Baylee Christian, Hemet's formidable setter-hitter duo, trampled the Warriors early. SVC responded by trampling back in a whirlwind 19-
CIF-SS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Los Alamitos (31-5) vs.
Mater Dei (31-6)
Where, when: Santiago Canyon College, 8 p.m.
Outlook: Both teams have had their near-elimination moments in the playoffs. For the top-seeded Griffins, it came in the quarterfinals against
One position switch has meant a lot for the Mater Dei and Los Alamitos girls volleyball teams.
Those moves helped the teams advance to Saturday's meeting in the CIF-SS Division 1AA final at Santiago Canyon College at 8 p.m.
For the Monarchs, Elise Zappia was shifted from the defensive specialist position to outside hitter,