The march to Santiago Canyon College and next Friday’s Open Division title match continued last night for eight teams. Here is a recap of that action.
SoCal Open Division Semifinal Results
No. 1 Torrey Pines def. No. 5 Redondo Union 25-18, 17-25, 25-16, 8-25, 18-16
No. 2 Mater Dei def. No. 3 Marymount 25-16, 15-25, 25-14, 10-25, 15-8
It’s no surprise that the match between No. 5 Redondo and No. 1 Torrey Pines went to five sets, but what was interesting was how each set besides the last was an absolute blowout. In the fourth, Torrey Pines lost 8-25, and yet somehow was able to rally and win the fifth and the match.
This regional final will be a very interesting one to watch, so heat up your Thanksgiving leftovers and join us on FloVolleyball Saturday at 6 PM PT for match between No. 1 Torrey Pines and No. 2 Mater Dei.
SoCal Open Division Semifinal Standout
Torrey Pines senior outside hitter Jaden Whitmarsh posted 16 kills and 16 digs. Her teammate junior setter/opposite Emily Fitzner recorded 16 kills, hitting .419, in addition to 24 assists in a five-set win over Redondo Union.
NorCal Open Division Semifinal Results
No. 1 Archbishop Mitty def. No. 4 St. Ignatius 35-33, 24-26, 25-15, 25-23
No. 2 Marin Catholic def. No. 3 Turlock 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-10
The first two sets of the semifinal between top-seeded Archbishop Mitty and No. 4 St. Ignatius went to extra points, with the opening game going all the way to 35-33 before a winner could be named. After losing the second, however, Mitty took firm hold of the momentum and won the third and fourth in relatively non-dramatic fashion.
Marin Catholic dispatched Turlock in four, putting an exclamation point on its advance to the regional championship with a 25-10 victory in the final set.
Mitty will be going for its seventh-consecutive regional title on Saturday night. Tune in right here on FloVolleyball at 6 PM PT to watch it live.
NorCal Open Division Semifinal Standouts
Archbishop Mitty senior outside hitter Julia Devine had 19 kills and 12 digs in the four-set win over St. Ignatius. Her teammate senior opposite Kamrin Caoili posted 16 kills and seven digs.
By Derryl Trujillo