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    Corona del Mar boys volleyball loses to Mira Costa; Newport Harbor falls to Loyola
    • May 5, 2024

    Corona del Mar lost to Mira Costa in four sets, 25-12, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, Saturday at Mira Costa High in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 pool-play match that decided which team would play in the final.

    Sterling Foley led Corona del Mar with 19 kills. Brady Gant added seven kills and Daniel Booker had six kills.

    No. 2 seed Mira Costa (35-3) will face No. 1 seed Loyola (30-1-1) in the championship Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Cerritos College.

    Corona del Mar’s season will continue in the CIF Southern California Regional playoffs that begin May 14.

    The top six of the eight teams in CIF-SS Division 1 qualify for the CIF SoCal Regional. Also advancing to the regional are Edison, Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor.

    Also in Division 1:

    Loyola 3, Newport Harbor 1:  The Cubs won their battle with the visiting Sailors 18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 29-27 in the final pool-play round to earn a spot in the championship match.

    Huntington Beach 3, Mater Dei 0: The Oilers (28-7) swept the Monarchs (21-13) in a pool-play finale.

    Aidan Dubno had 24 kills and three blocks for Huntington Beach. Nick Ganier added 10 kills and Jake Pazanti contributed seven kills and 47 assists for the Oilers.

    In Division 2:

    Redondo 3, Beckman 1: The Patriots (25-12) lost at home to top-seeded Redondo (24-6).

    Luke Morrison led Beckman with 27 kills. Gavin Looney added 12 kills for the Patriots.

    In Division 3:

    St. Martgaret’s 3, Long Beach Poly 0: The Tartans (33-4) swept the Jackrabbits in a semifinal to advance to a CIF-SS championship match for the third year in a row.

    Reed Wainwright led St. Margaret’s with 22 kills. Beckett Harvey had 10 kills and Caden Isola had six kills for the Patriots, who won by scores of 25-19, 25-18, 25-19.

    St. Margaret’s won the CIF-SS Division 4 championship in 2022. The Tartans lost to El Segundo in last year’s Division 3 final.

    They are 3-4 in boys volleyball finals, with previous championships in 2001 and ‘10.

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    ​ Orange County Register