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April 12, 2011 > Prep athletics rundown

Prep athletics rundown

By Sida Lu

Spring sports teams continued their play this week against a variety of competition: league matches, non-league matches and tournaments.

On April 5, Moreau Catholic High School hosted the James Logan High School Colts in a Mission Valley Athletic League match. Despite Moreau's best efforts, their shoddy defense allowed five Colts to have a field day, highlighted by Neal Barrina's 45 assists. Logan won in three straight games, 25-14, 25-14, 25-13.

The Colts would try to keep their momentum going in a match against the defending MVAL champs two days later at Mission San Jose High, but fell short in three games. Mission came out strong the first game, winning 25-19, before winning a tight decision over Logan in the second game, 26-24. The Warriors finished strong with a 25-22 victory, holding Barrina to just 19 assists. This dropped Logan to 13-8 overall on the season.

John F. Kennedy High School Titans hosted the Washington High Huskies for another MVAL volleyball match. Similar to the Mission-Logan game, the Huskies came out strong and won 25-19 in the first game and 26-14 in the second. From there, the Titans rallied behind Andrew Cecere, who had 26 assists, and took the third game 25-21. Kennedy was unable to keep the momentum going, however, and lost 25-18 in the fourth game and 3-1 overall.

On April 7, Moreau faced the Chinese Christian school in a non-league bout. Despite being 0-4 on the season for league play, Moreau is 8-6 for non-league matches and once again this trend held true as the Mariners dominated from beginning to end in a straight-game victory. Mariner Daron True was the kills leader with eight while Marcus Coronel had a strong defensive effort with 14 digs.

Then on Saturday, April 9, Logan participated in the annual Northgate Tournament, a best-of-three tournament that usually features a handful of NCS bound heavyweights slugging it out in the later rounds. Logan looked dominant in pool play, winning all three of its pool play matches by a wide margin behind their star Barrina's, steady distribution of the ball.

The Colts would then go on to the quarterfinals and play against Acalanes, who were held at bay by a staunch Colts defense and lost 18-25 in both games. The Colts were unable to advance any further, however, after running into perennial powerhouse Deer Valley in the semifinals. Logan came close to stealing one in the second game, but fell short 23-25.

Moreau faced San Lorenzo in a match on April 7, dominating the singles matchups to win 5-2. Moreau's No. 2 doubles team composed of freshmen Jason Ndegwa and Matthew Leli defeated San Lorenzo's junior doubles team in two straight matches. Mariners team captain Anthony Doan also had a dominant game, rallying back from an early deficit to defeat San Lorenzo senior Jordan Hua.

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