St. Lucy’s was awarded the top seed in the Southern California Division Division II bracket after defeating Chino Hills in four sets to claim Saturday’s Division 2AA title. The Huskies didn’t fall far, earning a third seed, meaning if they both advance two rounds in the state playoffs, they would meet at St. Lucy’s on Nov. 30 for the Southern California Regional Final, with the winner advancing to the state finals at the Event Center at San Jose State University. What I love about the state playoffs is that the lower seed is always at home, something the CIF-SS should consider instead of coin flips, I’m all for rewarding home games to teams that had the best regular seasons. In the first-round however, champions are at home, which is why Chino Hills is still on the road in the first round. In any case, wouldn’t it be great to do watch these two go at it again? First-round games are Tuesday night. I need the volleyball experts to tell us if we’ve got a shot at St. Lucy’s-Chino Hills IV. That Troy (29-1) looks dangerous, but the Huskies would get Troy at home.
Southern California Division II Regional
Tuesday’s first round
All matches begin at 7 p.m.
8. Mt. Carmel (21-15) at 1. St. Lucys (30-9) at Damien High
5. Downey (27-3) at 4. Fresno Edison (26-6)
3. Chino Hills (29-4) at 6. Palisades Charter (22-8)
7. Troy (29-1) at San Diego Scripps Ranch (27-12).