Catholic school teams are still in the mix for all; nine CIF-Southern Section girls’ volleyball divisional titles, as playoffs move into the quarterfinal round Oct. 30.
Second round matches played Oct. 26 saw 11 schools from the Los Angeles Archdiocese and Orange Diocese emerge victorious, with unseeded St. Bernard and Santa Clara upsetting ranked teams. They join Marymount and Mater Dei (from Division 1) in the “elite eight” of their respective divisions.
The Sailors and Monarchs, seeded second and third, had first round byes in the 12-team Division 1 field. Should they win on Wednesday, they would meet in the semifinals on Saturday.
Quarterfinals are Oct. 30, semifinals Nov. 2 and finals Nov. 9. Following are second round results and the quarterfinal match schedule, with seedings where applicable and won-lost records:
D-1: Marymount and Mater Dei, first round byes. Quarterfinals: No. 6 Mira Costa (27-9) at No. 3 Mater Dei (27-4); No. 7 Vista Murrieta (20-10) at No. 2 Marymount (31-3).
D-2: Santa Margarita d. Tesoro 3-0; Bishop Montgomery d. Cypress 3-1. QF: No. 4 Santa Margarita (23-15) at Moreno Valley (25-8); No. 10 Bishop Montgomery (25-5) at No. 2 San Juan Hills (25-5).
D-3: Notre Dame Academy d. Dos Pueblos 3-0; Fountain Valley d. Rosary 3-1; Poly/Pasadena d. La Salle 3-2. QF: No. 9 Notre Dame Academy (22-10) at No. 1 Ontario Christian (30-3).
D-4: St. Anthony d. Buena 3-0. QF: No. 3 St. Anthony (31-6) at No. 6 Valley Christian (22-8).
D-5: Chaminade d. Brentwood 3-2. QF: No. 5 Palm Desert (21-7) at No. 4 Chaminade (27-10).
D-6: St. Bonaventure d. Knight 3-0; Mary Star d. Laguna Blanca 3-0. QF: No. 4 Buckley (19-11) at No. 5 St. Bonaventure (20-7); No. 3 Nordhoff (18-1) at No. 6 Mary Star (31-3).
D-7: Sacred Heart d. Bassett 3-0. QF: No. 5 Sacred Heart (17-2) at No. 8 Loara (21-3).
D-8: La Puente d. Cornelia Connelly 3-1; St. Bernard d. No. 5 Big Bear 3-2; Bishop Diego d. Garey 3-1. QF: No. 10 Bishop Diego (11-12) at No. 2 Trinity Classical (18-9); St. Bernard (12-7) vs. Coastal Christian or No. 4 Santa Clarita Christian (match to be played Oct. 28).
D-9: Santa Clara d. No. 8 San Luis Obispo Classical 3-0. QF: No. 2 Avalon (32-6) at Santa Clara (11-9).