A road test awaited the Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball team Wednesday, and the Breakers responded with a big win.
Laguna went to Edison to face the Chargers in a nonleague contest, and returned with a 25-19, 25-18, 25-22 sweep. The win put the Breakers, the No. 3 team in CIF Southern Section Division 2, at 5-3.
Edison, a Division 1 team coming off a fourth-place finish (Division 1) at the Orange County Championships which wrapped Monday, fell to 4-9.
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The all-time series between the schools is now knotted at 9-9.
Junior opposite Jack Burgi had a team-high 16 kills and senior middle blocker Noah Blanton 12 kills, senior setter JP Wollam had 17 digs, and senior setter Cameron DePfyffer had 23 assists.
"This was a very good team win tonight," Laguna Coach Darren Utterback said. "The boys are continuing to improve in some key spots."
Defending Orange Coast League champion Laguna took its first step toward keeping its title Tuesday by sweeping host Godinez by 25-22, 25-11, 25-18 scores. Blanton finished with 13 kills, senior outside hitter Lucas Capobianco had 14 digs, Wollam 12 digs, and senior Alec Wulff had 30 assists.
"Godinez is a scrappy team that plays with a tremendous amount of pride and effort," Utterback said. "Alec Wulff did a great job for us in his setting debut."
The Breakers visited Saddleback Thursday but the score from the OCL match wasn't available at press time.
Laguna is back in action next Tuesday, hosting Estancia in a 5:30 p.m. league match.
Track & Field
Dana Hills made it a clean sweep Saturday at the 45th edition of the Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational, as the Dolphins won all four divisions (boys' and girls' varsity, boys' and girls frosh/soph) at the day-long event.
Laguna placed second in the varsity girls' division, 10th in varsity boys, seventh in frosh/soph girls, and sixth in frosh/soph boys.
The Breakers are back on the track next Thursday, hosting Calvary Chapel and Estancia in an Orange Coast League tri-meet.
The Breakers previously fell to Calvary Chapel and Sage Hill.
Calvary Chapel took a 204-218 league match from Laguna at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley Monday. John Grayden shot a 41 (par 32) to lead the Breakers.
"It's challenging to beat a team on their home golf course," Laguna Coach Scott Finn said. "We are going to have to play better in order to compete for a league championship."