SATURDAY’S QUARTERFINAL SCHEDULE
Riverside Poly at Chino Hills, 7 p.m.
South Torrance at St. Lucy’s, 7 p.m.
Diamond Bar at Troy, 7 p.m.
Bonita at Palm Springs, 7 p.m.
San Dimas at Windward, 7 p.m.
Note: If you plan on attending I suggest you check with the school’s for game time. All schools are supposed to play at 7 p.m., but if the schools agree to switch the times, they can.
It’s down the Fabulous Five for the area girls volleyball teams as Bonita, St. Lucy’s, Chino Hills, San Dimas and Diamond Bar — yes the Brahmas — all advanced to the quarterfinals. Northview, Walnut, Azusa and Los Altos saw their season’s end.
Here’s a brief rundown of Thursday’s results:
St. Lucy’s 3, St. Joseph/Lakewood 1 — Alissa Young had 15 kills and Jasmine Warmington 13 and the visiting Regents advanced to the quarterfinals for the third consecutive season by beating the Jesters, 25-17, 24-26, 25-17, 25-18. St. Lucy’s improved to 26-9 and will face either Tesoro or South Torrance in the quarterfinals. Arianna Sifuentes also had 25 digs, with Megan Callen getting six blocks for the Regents.
Chino Hills 3, Santiago/Corona 0 — Carly Shockey had 11 kills and four aces to lead the visiting Huskies to a 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 victory. Chino Hills, the No. 4 seed, also received eight kills from Katie Morley and 18 digs from Heather Trueman to improve to 28-4. The Huskies will face either Riverside Poly or El Segundo on Saturday.
Bonita 3, La Habra 0 — Bonita High School, hoping to win its first CIF-Southern Section girls volleyball title after losing in the finals last season, got off to a solid start on Thursday. Outside hitter Katie Kirby had 15 kills and Victoria Dennis had 12 and the host Bearcats opened the Division 2A playoffs by cruising to a 25-11, 25-20, 25-9 victory over La Habra in a second-round match. Bonita, which had a first-round bye, won for the 11th time in 12 matches and improved to 22-4. The Bearcats travel to Palm Springs in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Ashley Maxfeldt also had 33 assists and three aces for No. 2-seeded Bonita, which went undefeated in winning the Hacienda League. Bonita, also getting four blocks from Dennis, lost to league rival Los Altos in the 3AA finals last season.
Diamond Bar 3, Burroughs 0 — Kathleen Torres had 18 kills and Rachel Scott seven blocks as the host Brahmas advanced to the quarterfinals with a 25-21, 25-17, 25-23 victory. Diamond Bar (14-9), also getting four aces from Eyanna Shubin, will travel to top-seeded Troy on Saturday. Burroughs finished 13-9.
Whittier Chr. 3, Los Altos 1 — Hannah Nabbout had 18 kills and 11 digs and the Heralds ended the host Conquerors’ season. Los Altos, which won its first CIF-SS title last year by beating Bonita, finished 18-6.
Downey 3, Walnut 2 — Heather Schnars had 18 kills and Makayla Taylor had 14 and the visiting Vikings rallied to beat the Mustangs, 23-25, 25-15, 15-25, 25-23, 15-2. Walnut finished 13-13.
San Dimas 3, La Quinta/Westminster 1 — Kaileen Mejia and Yamani Wallace had seven blocks each and the No. 2 seeded Saints reached the quarterfinals for the third consecutive year by rallying for a 21-25, 25-19, 25-9, 25-21 victory over the host Aztecs. San Dimas (22-4) will face either Winward or Arrowhead Christian in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Fairmont Prep 3, Azusa 0 — Payel Patel had nine kills and the host Huskies beat the Aztecs, 25-21, 25-14, 25-17. Azusa finished 16-3.