Recapping Round Two Of The CIF State Tournament: Divisions 1-5

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The road to Santiago Canyon College continued over the weekend as 80 teams across five divisions were reduced to 40 across the state. Open Division teams continue their journey on Tuesday night. Here is a recap of the action.

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SoCal Division 1 Results

No. 1 Santa Margarita def. No. 8 Santiago 25-17, 25-18, 25-15

No. 5 Bishops def. No. 13 Liberty 3-0 (No set scores reported) 

No. 3 San Juan Hills def. No. 11 Garces Memorial 21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 26-24

No. 2 Long Beach Poly def. No. 7 La Costa Canyon 22-25, 25-19, 25-13, 26-24

SoCal D1 Round 2 Surprises

No surprises in the second round as chalk held all the way through the bracket. 

SoCal D1 Round 2 Standouts

San Juan Hills senior outside hitter Katie Lukes recorded 22 kills and 12 digs in a four-set win over Garces Memorial. 

Long Beach Poly junior opposite Morgan Lewis recorded 18 kills and three blocks in a four-set win over La Costa Canyon.

NorCal Division 1 Results

No. 1 James Logan def. No. 9 Pleasant Grove 25-9, 25-23, 25-20

No. 12 Burlingame def. No. 13 Oak Ridge 22-25, 25-23, 32-30, 30-28

No. 6 Sacred Heart Cathedral def. No. 3 Buchanan 23-25, 25-27, 25-21, 25-23, 15-6

No. 7 Branson def. No. 2 Ponderosa 20-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-17

NorCal D1 Round 2 Surprises

We have a No. 12, 7, and 6 seed in the regional final four. This tournament can only be described by one word: bananas. 

NorCal D1 Round 2 Standouts

Burlingame senior middle blocker Natalie Ballout recorded 16 kills, four aces, and 12 blocks in a four-set victory over Oak Ridge.

Buchanan senior outside hitter Kennedy Rice posted 17 kills and three blocks in a losing effort against Sacred Heart Cathedral. 

SoCal Division 2 Results

No. 1 Sierra Canyon def. No. 9 Culver City 25-18, 25-13, 25-20

No. 5 Sage Hill def. No. 13 Crean Lutheran 25-18, 25-17, 25-15

No. 3 Olympian def. No. 6 Westridge 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 26-24

No. 2 La Salle def. No. 7 Del Norte 25-18, 25-21, 25-18

SoCal D2 Round 2 Surprise

As the No. 5 seed, Sage Hill was expected to take out Crean Lutheran, but I’m a little surprised that Sage Hill was able to do it in a sweep against their Academy League rival.

SoCal D2 Round 2 Standouts

No statistics available.

NorCal Division 2 Results

No. 1 Carlmont def. No. 8 Lowell 25-20, 25-21, 24-26, 22-25, 15-8

No. 4 Granite Bay def. No. 12 Pleasant Valley 25-18, 25-22, 27-25

No. 3 Sacred Heart Prep def. No. 6 Nevada Union 25-18, 17-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-8

No. 2 Notre Dame def. No. 10 San Ramon 25-20, 25-23, 25-21 

NorCal D2 Round 2 Surprises

Chalk held in this regional, although not without a couple of scares from the lesser seeded teams as No. 8 Lowell pushed No. 1 Carlmont to five and No. 6 Nevada Union did the same to No. 3 Sacred Heart Prep.

NorCal D2 Round 2 Standouts

No statistics available.

SoCal Division 3 Results

No. 1 Point Loma def. No. 8 Quartz Hill 25-20, 25-23, 25-17

No. 4 La Reina def. No. 5 Mission Oak 25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22

No. 6 Poway def. No. 3 Sonora 25-20, 25-16, 25-15

No. 2 St. Paul def. No. 10 Loma Linda Academy 25-15, 21-25, 25-19, 25-21

SoCal D3 Round 2 Surprise

No. 6 Poway upset No. 3 Sonora in its second round matchup. The Titans were certainly battle-tested, having played some of the top teams in the state in the regular season.

SoCal D3 Round 2 Standouts

La Reina senior opposite Michelle Shafer recorded 22 kills, four aces, and nine digs in a four-set win over Mission Oak. 

Poway senior Sadie Hampson had 13 kills and one lone attacking error on the way to posting a .522 hitting percentage in Saturday’s upset of No. 3 Sonora. 

NorCal Division 3 Results

No. 1 Santa Catalina def. No. 9 Alhambra 25-16, 25-20, 25-17

No. 4 Lincoln def. No. 12 Christian Brothers 25-18, 25-13, 25-12

No. 11 Sonora def. No. 3 Yosemite 25-12, 25-19, 21-25, 25-22

No. 2 Los Gatos def. No. 10 El Dorado 25-23, 25-16, 25-15

NorCal D3 Round 2 Surprise

No. 11 seed Sonora reaching the regional final four definitely qualifies as something no one expected. 

NorCal D3 Round 2 Standouts

Sonora senior outside hitter Riley Patterson recorded 18 kills and hit .432 with seven blocks in addition to 31 digs. 

SoCal Division 4 Results

No. 1 University City def. No. 9 Colony 23-25, 25-13, 25-16, 25-18

No. 4 Foothill Tech def. No. 5 Pacific Ridge 3-2 (No set scores reported) 

No. 3 Rancho Bernardo def. No. 6 Helix 17-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-17

No. 10 Heritage Christian def. No. 2 Archer 25-11, 23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 19-17

SoCal D4 Round 2 Surprise

By seed lines, No. 10 Heritage Christian’s defeat of No. 2 Archer looks like a massive upset, but these two teams met only a few weeks ago in the CIFSS D7 semifinals, and Heritage pushed Archer to five sets, so the fact that Heritage got the win this time around doesn’t come as too big of a surprise.

SoCal D4 Round 2 Standouts

Heritage Christian senior outside hitter Cammie Fernandez had 16 kills, six aces, and 17 digs. Her teammate junior outside hitter Rebecca Neighbors added 16 kills and 27 digs as the Warriors avenged a sectional semifinal loss to reach the regional semifinal. 

University City senior setter/opposite Avalon DeNecochea recorded 20 kills, 16 digs, and 20 assists, while her teammate junior outside hitter Kimberly Weiss recorded 13 kills and 14 digs in a four-set win over Colony.

NorCal Division 4 Results

No. 1 Presentation def. No. 8 Liberty 25-11, 25-15, 23-25, 25-14

No. 13 San Francisco Waldorf def. No. 5 Newark Memorial 24-26, 15-25, 26-24, 25-9, 15-10

No. 6 Carondelet def. No. 3 West Valley 22-25, 25-18, 27-25, 25-18

No. 7 Colfax def. No. 2 Del Norte 24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13

NorCal D4 Round 2 Surprise

This is another bracket where chaos reigned supreme as three of the region's top four squads have been eliminated and teams seeded 13th, 7th, and 6th are in the regional semifinal. 

NorCal D4 Round 2 Standouts

No statistics available.

SoCal Division 5 Results

No. 1 Glendale Adventist def. No. 8 Maywood CES 25-15, 25-10, 25-13

No. 4 Carnegie/Riverside def. No. 5 Santa Clarita Christian 18-25, 25-15, 25-21, 22-25, 15-12

No. 6 California City def. No. 3 Central City Value 25-14, 25-17, 25-23

No. 2 Maranatha Christian def. No. 7 Faith Baptist 25-16, 25-13, 25-18

SoCal D5 Round 2 Surprise

California City continued its hot streak (the Jaguars hadn’t dropped a set in over a month), upsetting No. 3-seeded Central City Value. 

SoCal D5 Round 2 Standouts

California City junior outside hitter Chloe Emory posted 21 kills and hit .340. She also added nine digs as the Ravens defeated No. 3 Central City Value. 

NorCal Division 5 Results

No. 1 San Marin def. No. 9 Union Mine 25-17, 25-15, 25-21

No. 4 Berean Christian def. No. 5 Colusa 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18

No. 3 Mt.Madonna def. No. 11 Escalon 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-14

No. 7 Clear Lake def. No. 2 Durham 25-16, 18-25, 25-23, 25-12

NorCal D5 Round 2 Surprise

No. 7 Clear Lake reaching the regional semifinals definitely is the big surprise of this group. 

NorCal D5 Round 2 Standouts

Berean Christian sophomore outside hitter Zippy Dudziak recorded 27 kills and 15 digs in a four-set win over Colusa. Her teammate junior middle blocker Elizabeth Dutton recorded 18 kills, four blocks, and 11 digs. 

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