Lady Barons, Lady Knights chasing history

It's on to the CIF Division 2 championship match for the Bonita Vista Lady Barons after winning last year's Division III title. Courtesy photo

Two South County teams were left standing entering Wednesday’s San Diego Section girls volleyball semifinals: No. 1-seeded Bonita Vista in the Division II field and top-seeded Victory Christian Academy in the Division V field.

At stake with a victory was a trip to this weekend’s CIF championship games.

Doubly at stake for Bonita Vista was the rare chance to repeat as a divisional champion after winning last year’s Division III title.

The Lady Barons (30-9) got it done with a four-set win over fifth-seeded Pacific Ridge (28-10) and advance to Saturday’s Division II championship game at Montgomery High School. First serve is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Victory Christian Academy, following up on the success of its league champion football team, entertained fourth-seeded Mountain Empire on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to Saturday’s division championship game also at Montgomery High School at 5 p.m.

The Lady Knights won in a sweep to make it a South Bay double-header.

“It’s been a really good run so far, especially after moving up a division,” BVHS athletic director Tyler Arciaga said. “I know the girls were hungry to get back to the championship game. They are a very cohesive unit and very supportive of each other. It looks like they are hitting their stride just at the right time in time for playoffs.”

Bonita Vista swept 16th-seedeed Ramona out of the playoffs in the opening round on Oct. 26 and topped eighth-seeded Mission Vista in four games in the quarterfinals on Oct. 29 by scores of 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-23.

Victory Christian (29-7) swept 16th-seeded Bayfront Charter in the opening round to meet eighth-seeded El Cajon Valley in the quarterfinals, winning in three games 25-12, 25-12, 25-12, behind 16 kills from senior Saren Rogers and 31 assists from senior Miranda Kaack.

The Lady Knights carried a 13-match winning streak into Wednesday’s semifinal match-up.