Bananas, Bananas in Rd 2:
By: Derryl Trujillo
Inland Sports Volleyball Correspondent
The second round of postseason action brought lots of upsets across our area. For a recap of the Temecula Valley v Harvard-Westlake match I do have a separate story.
Marymount defeated Vista Murrieta 25-22, 25-18, 25-11. Lexy Hadrych had 14 kills & 9 digs in defeat as the Broncos finish 18-8.
In Division 2 things held to form as King fell 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 to Orange Lutheran and Yucaipa fell 32-30, 25-18, 25-21 to Valencia/Valencia. #1 seed Corona Santiago advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal round defeating Glendora 25-21, 25-12, 25-14. Erin Anderson led the way with 16 kills and 5 blocks while Sydney Strasner added 12 kills. Kayla Pronio added 7 kills in the home win. Sarah Smevog had 23 digs and Aimee Cortes 38 assists. The Sharks will be road warriors Saturday night advancing to play Palos Verdes and are now 30-5 on this campaign.
Murrieta Mesa was the only team advancing to round 2 but they fell 25-19, 25-23, 25-27, 25-23 to #3 seed Laguna Beach. Kali Uhl recorded 31 kills & 19 digs in defeat. Kiara Schmidt and Savanah Esteban had 19 digs each for the Rams who finished 14-12.
Hemet continued an upset trend as the Bulldogs defeated their division’s #1 seed 26-24, 21-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-10. Mckaylee Taylor led the way with 18 kills. Rosie Collier added 13 kills & 20 assists while Mia Adkins added another 20 assists. Hemet travels to Quartz Hill on Saturday night and is 21-5 overall.
Four Ambassador League teams reached the round of 8 on Saturday evening:
Aquinas knocked off the #1 seed Bishop Amat 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 and advances to a quarterfinal match Saturday night at Walnut. The Falcons are currently 11-9.
Ambassador League champion & #3 seeded Loma Linda Academy defeated Mountain Pass League co-champions Beaumont in straight sets 25-22, 28-26, 25-17. Demari Webb had 16 kills and Hannah McKee added 15 assists 11 digs to lead the way. Charis Rundle added another 23 assists while Kailee Rohmer chipped in 14 digs. The Roadrunners are currently 19-2.
The league’s runners up and #5 seeded Notre Dame/Riverside visited Simi Valley Grace Brethren and came away with a 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 25-11 victory. Trinity Wyscarver had 20 kills while Valeria Castaneda added 17 for the Titans. Jasmin Suarez added 19 digs while Nicole Qui recorded 41 assists. Notre Dame advances to play Paloma Valley in Menifee on Saturday evening. The Titans are currently 20-5.
3rd place and #7 seeded Ontario Christian hosted Brentwood and prevailed 25-16, 25-14, 25-22. Annaka Jorgenson and Peyton Tazalaar each had 14 kills. Selena Balderas added 13 digs which places the Sophomore at 771 digs on her career. Raina Tuzolino had 8 blocks. The Knights are currently 20-4.
Paloma Valley ,the Sunbelt League runners-up, and #4 seed defeated Diamond Ranch 23-25, 25-22, 29-27, 25-11 and advances to host Notre Dame/Riverside Saturday evening. Gabby Hollins had 17 kills & 6 digs to lead the way. Melanie Maclin added 10 kills. Libero Madison Martinez recorded 17 digs and Mckenzie Coleman added 23 assists. Paloma Valley is 18-6.
Both Division 7 entries fell as Patriot lost to Colony 25-18, 25-13, 14-25, 25-23 and Moreno Valley was defeated by Gladstone 25-14, 25-20, 25-16. Patriot finishes at 20-11 while the Vikings are 22-9.
#2 seed Rancho Christian went on the road and defeated Bassett 25-4, 25-23, 25-22. They advanced to play #7 seed Santa Clarita Christian on Saturday night on the road. Emma Baker had 17 kills and 11 digs to lead the way. Emily Vaniman had 9 kills and 2 aces in the win. Amirah Ali also added 9 kills. Olivia Trevithick recorded a double double of 35 assists and 13 digs, Brooklynn Thomas added 10 digs while Savannah Page contributed 3 aces. The Eagles are 23-4 overall.
#1 seed Lone Pine advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal round by defeating Redlands Adventist 25-21, 25-16, 25-12 and will host Orange Vista. The Bulldogs finish 11-2.
Unseeded Orange Vista defeated #9 seed AGBU/Pasadena 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17. Nylia Ward had 15 kills while Leah De Leon added 30 digs, Nia Howes contributed 18 and Azai Dixon 15. The Coyotes are currently 15-5.
No results available as of press time on Carnegie or Sherman Indian.