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The week in prep sports: Girls volleyball banner chases heat up Phillip Brents | Fri, Oct 26 2012 01:28 PM

Bonita Vista tips Eastlake for Mesa League top spot

Supremacy on the court in the Mesa League was at stake Wednesday at Eastlake High School as the host Titans battled arch rival Bonita Vista. The teams’ first match-up on Oct. 2 produced a five-game thriller the host Barons managed to pull off after trailing 2-0.

The rematch went to the Barons three games to one 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24. Each game was as close as the score indicated. “They came to play,” BVHS coach Woodie Taeatafa said in regard to the Titans.

 “This was great for the South Bay. They’re a great team, very athletic. We seemed to have turned the corner the last two weeks. It’s been a huge transition with so many players who played part-time last year being asked to step up to full-time roles.”

Bonita Vista, which received 19 kills from Allie Loitz, three blocks from Kelsey Ferko, 31 assists from Taimane Napoleon and 24 digs from Megan Riley, leads the Mesa League standings at 7-0 (15-11 overall). Eastlake, which finished 3-3 at the prestigious Nike Tournament of Champions Oct. 19-20 in Phoenix, follows at 4-2 (20-9 overall).

The San Diego Section playoffs are scheduled to start Nov. 6 (Division II, Division IV and Division V) and Nov. 7 (Division I and Division III).

Trojans spike South Bay League record to 10-0

The Castle Park Trojans swept Mar Vista and Sweetwater last week to improve to 9-0 in South Bay League play; the Trojans kept their league winning streak going with a 3-1 victory against visiting Southwest on Tuesday to improve to 10-0 in South Bay League play, 12-3 overall.

Castle Park won the first game against the Raiders 25-18 before dropping the next game 33-31. The Trojans won the next two games 25-19, 25-8.

Kanisha Sampson led the hosts with 12 kills while teammate Maya Lyda contributed 23 assists and Jocelyne Rojas had seven aces.

Castle Park defeated host Mar Vista 25-20, 25-22, 25-12 on Oct. 16 and topped host Sweetwater 25-20, 25-11, 25-21 on Oct. 18.

Update: The Trojans improved to 11-0 in league play, 13-4 overall, after sweeping host San Ysidro on Thursday. Castle Park won by scores of 25-13, 25-13, 25-20. Sarah Bolles led the winners with eight kills.

Chula Vista remained in second place in the SBL standings at 8-2 (14-8 overall) following a 3-0 sweep of visiting Mar Vista on Thursday. The Spartans won by scores of 25-21, 25-19, 25-15. Alexis Arredondo led CV with 12 kills while Carly McCoy had 10 kills.

Lancers remain undefeated in league play
The Hilltop High School Lancers remained undefeated in Metro Conference play after winning a 2-0 showdown with visiting Otay Ranch on Monday. The host Lancers received goals from April Burnett and Miranda Dykes. Marcy Corona made four saves to record the shutout as Hilltop improved to 5-0 in league play.

Otay Ranch entered Monday’s marquee match-up 3-1 in league games after previously defeating Bonita Vista (4-3 on penalty strokes on Oct. 11), Chula Vista (3-0 on Oct. 15) and Eastlake (4-2 on Oct. 18).

Metro Conference Scoreboard
Thursday, Oct. 4

Hilltop 2, Otay Ranch 1

Monday, Oct. 8
Hilltop 2, Otay Ranch 0
Eastlake 1, Chula Vista 0

Wednesday, Oct. 10
Eastlake 3, Bonita Vista 2 (Eastlake wins in penalty strokes)

Thursday, Oct. 11
Hilltop 3, Chula Vista 0
Otay Ranch 2, Bonita Vista 1 (Otay Ranch wins in penalty strokes)

Monday, Oct. 15
Hilltop 2, Eastlake 0
Otay Ranch 3, Chula Vista 0

Thursday, Oct. 18
Otay Ranch 4, Eastlake 2
Bonita Vista at Chula Vista, no report

Monday, Oct. 22
Hilltop 2, Otay Ranch 0
Bonita Vista 2, Eastlake 1

Thursday, Oct. 25
Eastlake 1, Chula Vista 0

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