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    Beckman girls volleyball sweeps Marina, advances to CIF-SS quarterfinals
    • October 22, 2023

    HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Beckman girls volleyball team came into the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs as the division’s top seed and it was easy to see why as the Patriots swept Marina, 25-18, 25-9, 25-14, in a second-round match Saturday at Marina High School.

    The Patriots served 14 aces and got contributions from multiple players from the outside, opposite and middle positions at the net.

    Beckman (31-5), which also swept Santa Monica in the first round, will play at No. 9 seed Village Christian of Sun Valley in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

    Patriots coach Darin McBain said serving is his team’s biggest strength.

    With Beckman leading, 11-9, and Kristine Tran serving, the Patriots scored six points in a row, with four of those points coming on aces.

    The Patriots served five aces in the second set, including three from Joy Lee and two from Stacy Reeves, who also had eight kills.

    Lee set the school record for aces this season.

    Camryn Hayek served three aces in the third set for the Patriots.

    “That’s what I think we do better than just about everybody,” McBain said. “All six girls go back there and serve tough.”

    Beckman players celebrates after sweeping Marina in the second round of the CIF-SS girls volleyball playoffs Saturday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Lou Ponsi)

    Sophia Saad and Victoria Turner had seven and six kills, respectively, for the Patriots.

    “I don’t think we have any offensive players that are going to jump out at you,” McBain said. “But we have four or five girls that are very solid.”

    Beckman’s strategy going into the match was to try keep Marina’s freshman standout, Korynn Mayo, from getting too many touches.

    The strategy worked at times, but Mayo still had 14 kills for the Vikings (18-13), who finished in a second-place tie with Laguna Beach in the Wave League.

    In the first set, four of the Vikings’ first eight points came from Mayo’s kills and the freshman also had four kills down the stretch to help keep her team alive in the third set.

    “She’s going to be an incredible player,” McBain said. “If she puts two or three balls away in a row, she can get going. She put the first two or three balls away in the match, and that first timeout we said, hey, we’ve got to do a better job. We’re not going to stop her. She’s going to score. We’ve got to just slow her down on occasion.”

    Marina first-year coach Ryan Parker said the Patriots don’t seem to have any weaknesses.

    “There is just no point of attack,” Parker said. “I look at their schedule and by my account, they probably would have been a favored team in Division 2. I fully expect them to go out and win Division 3.”

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    ​ Orange County Register