The Linfield Christian softball team came up just short in their second round CIF Southern Section playoff game, 2-1 vs. Culver City.
Temecula Valley defeated Valley View 6-2 in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.
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Rancho Christian downed Vista on Wednesday night, and will play the winner of Thursday’s Rancho Verde/Santa Margarita match-up.
Also picking up first-round wins were Notre Dame, Murrieta Mesa, Hillcrest, and Carnegie.
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Wolverines Upset #3 Temecula Valley in D1 2nd Rd:
By: Derryl Trujillo
Inland Sports Volleyball Correspondent
On a night full of high seeds falling across the section Harvard-Westlake played spoiler in Division 1 and for the 2nd straight year Temecula Valley fell in round 2 25-21,18-25, 25-16, 25-21 after a Tuesday bye. Harvard-Westlake coach Hayley Blanchard said that her team had been playing well going into Thursday night’s match and that they were ready to fight against the odds and see what happened. Her side last Tuesday pushed the division’s overall #1 seed Marymount to 5 sets in a defeat as evidence of their recent good form.
It became pretty evident in the first 10 points of this match that how well the Golden Bears handled Harvard-Westlake’s block was going to be a major factor in which way this match fell. Temecula Valley’s offense led by outside hitters Madison Endsley and Peyton McBride struggled for most of the first set to terminate getting blocked on several occasions. Their success came when they started to go for the high hands along with attacking out of the back row. Coach Blanchard defensively countered by having the middle back play a bit deeper and they were able to pick up a lot of balls which fell for the Golden Bears during the year.
In set 1 the Wolverines got off to leads of 12-10 and 18-14 before prevailing 25-21. Golden Bears coach Roberto Rodriguez pointed to the service line as one factor in his team’s defeat. After twice closing to within a point missed serves allowed Harvard-Westlake to maintain comfortable margins for the duration. Set 2 saw Harvard-Westlake take leads of 12-10 and 16-13 before surrendering a 12-2 run to fall 25-18. The third set saw Harvard-Westlake register a 11-3 run after surging ahead at 14-13 to prevail 25-16.
Set 4 saw Harvard-Westlake race out to leads of 16-11 and 20-15 before surviving a late Golden Bears run which saw the margin close to three on a couple of occasions before falling 25-21. The Wolverines advanced to Saturday’s round of 8 where they will face Corona del Mar. Southwestern League play finished on 10/24 which meant the Bears hadn’t seen the floor for a match in 8 days. When I asked Coach Rodriguez about what role time off may have played he said that while it may have taken his kids out of their routine they just had an off night at the worst time.
Stat Leaders: Harvard-Westlake
Caroline Tilton 13 kills
Isabella Headley & Jaida Hodge-Adams 10 each
Stat Leaders: Temecula Valley
Madison Endsley 22 kills
Peyton McBride 16 kills