The Quartz Hill girls volleyball team continued its roll in the postseason, defeating Laguna Beach in five sets, 19-25, 25-15, 25-21, 16-25, 15-10, in the second round of the CIF-State Division 2 Southern Regional on Thursday.
Laguna Beach was ranked No. 3 in Division 2, while Quartz Hill is ranked No. 6.
The Rebels will host No. 7 Garces Memorial in the Southern Regional Semifinals on Saturday. Garces Memorial defeated No. 15 Bishop Montgomery 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-23, on Thursday.
After falling in the first set, the Rebels came out strong in the second set as Leilani Hallman recorded four blocks and Melody Paige added four kills to help tie the match at 1-all.
They went on to win the third set and take a 2-1 lead behind Amaya Smith’s five kills.
But Laguna Beach rode Piper Naess’ eight kills to a fourth-set win, forcing a fifth set that the Rebels weren’t about to let slip away.
Quartz Hill has already made history by winning its first CIF title in Southern Section Division 4 in its first appearance in the finals. They aren’t done making school history, advancing to the regional semifinals for the first time in school history.
Bakersfield 3, AVC 0
The Antelope Valley College women’s volleyball team fell to Bakersfield College 25-10, 25-10, 28-26, on Wednesday.
“Bakersfield College proved to us once again why they are the No. 3-ranked team in the state,” AVC coach Mark Cruz said. “We had a glimmer of hope in the third set, but couldn’t cap it off.”
Melissa Lee led the Marauders in kills with eight and added eight digs, while Abbie Adams recorded five kills and 12 digs and Taylor Williams chipped in with 14 assists.
Brittnee Wright and Breeanna Wright picked up three blocks apiece and Elizabeth Perez added 12 digs.
AVC’s final regular season game will be today at home against West L.A.
Marymount 2, UAV 0
The University of Antelope Valley men’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a 2-0 loss to Marymount California University in the semifinals of the California Pacific Conference Championships in Torrance on Thursday.
UAV’s Manuel Medina, who is the NAIA’s leading goal scorer, was held to just one shot attempt as the Pioneer offense managed just three shots in the game.
Junior goalie Luis Garnica faced 11 shots, making two saves and allowing two goals.
The Pioneers finished the season 11-9.