Roundup: CCS golf, volleyball tourneys continue this week

Roundup: CCS golf, volleyball tourneys continue this week


Roundup: CCS golf, volleyball tourneys continue this week


Several female student-athletes return to playoff action in the next two weeks with hopes of winning a championship to cap off a long season.

On Wednesday, dozens of golfers from throughout the state will compete for the ultimate prize, a state championship.

Golfers will tee off beginning at 7 a.m. at Quail Lodge in Carmel.

Santa Catalina’s Chloe Corriveau, the lone county representative, is scheduled to start on the 10th tee at 7:40 a.m. Corriveau finished in the top 10 of the Northern California Regional, thus earning her a spot in the state championship tournament.

Palo Alto’s Michelle Xie, the Central Coast Section champion, Northern California champion and First Tee Open at Pebble Beach junior champion, will be in the final group going at 9:20 a.m.

In girls volleyball, Salinas and Notre Dame are both two wins away from a CCS title. The two squads return to action Wednesday.

Notre Dame travels to another Notre Dame, located in Belmont, to play Soquel at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Spirits rallied to defeat Mercy of San Francisco on Saturday. Soquel, meanwhile, survived a five-set match with Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton on Saturday.

Notre Dame (23-8) and Soquel (20-6) met on opening night, with Notre Dame winning in four sets.

Soquel finished tied for first in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League regular season. The Knights, under first-year coach Melissa Stoll, are trying to reach their first final since 2011 when it won the title.

Meanwhile, Salinas will travel to Santa Clara High to play Homestead in a Division I semifinal contest. Salinas is the No. 3 seed facing the second-seeded Mustangs from Cupertino.

Salinas is in the semifinals thanks to a five-set win against Carlmont on Thursday. Homestead defeated Gunn on Saturday to advance.

Salinas is seeking its first finals appearance since 2009, when it won the Division I championship.

Homestead is trying to reach the Division I finals for a second consecutive year. It last won the title in 2008.

Homestead (24-7) has won 14 matches in a row.

The locals playing in the CCS girls tennis tournament still have a week to get ready. Come Monday, they will test their skills against the rest of the elite at the Courtside Club in Los Gatos.

Salinas’ Alissa Loftus, the MBL singles runner-up, will take on second-seed Liz Yao of Menlo. MTAL champion Anna Romeka will take on Pauline Badget of St. Francis Mountain View.

Caroline Casper, who won her third SCCAL championship, is seeded eighth and will play Piedmont Hill’s Katherine Lin. Of her three tournament appearances, it’s the first time Casper is one of the eight seeded players.

Watsonville’s Sara Benavides, the MBL singles champion, takes on top-seeded Catalina Rico of Mitty.

Salinas’ Ansley Grover and Tanvi Gambhir, the MBL doubles championship team, take on fourth-seeded Megan Scannell and Ursi Eisinger of Carmel, the MTAL champions, in the first round of the doubles tournament.

Scannell and Eisinger are the only players to earn a seeding placing in either doubles or singles.

Alisal’s doubles team of Aileen Bermudez and Abigail Saldana will play seventh-seeded Laura Cao and Nicole Stomakhin of Monta Vista Cupertino.


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