Boys Volleyball: San Gabriel rally falls short in fourth game, loses top seed Santa Monica, 3-1, in CIF-Southern Section Division 4 Championship game.

CYPRESS — San Gabriel got off to a roaring start to win the first game, but couldn’t finish off Santa Monica in the second game despite holding the Vikings by the ropes, and the Matadors’ rally came up short in the fourth game as Santa Monica won 22-25, 28-26, 25-21, 25-23 on Saturday afternoon at Cypress College. San Gabriel was led by Kevin Quach who had 19 kills. Richard Zheng had nine kills and Harrison Tang had eight kills and six blocks. It was San Gabriel’s second CIF finals appearance. Santa Monica won its first title since winning it in 2006. San Gabriel’s season is not over. The Matadors likely will be selected to play in the CIF State Southern California Regional playoffs when the brackets are announced Sunday. First-round action is Tuesday.