HS Volleyball: First Round CIF Southern Section Playoff Results for Local Teams

Nine Local teams were Victorious in the Opening Round & Advance to Round 2

The 2018 CIF Southern Section Girls Volleyball Championship Playoffs got underway Thursday. Nine local teams were victorious in the opening round and some will see action Saturday in Round 2.

In Division 1, Temecula Valley who finished second in Southwestern league play beat Rancho Cucamonga 3-0. The Golden Bears are 18-9 this season and will play Sierra Canyon on Wednesday.

In other Division 1 playoff action, Mater Dei beat Great Oak in round one 3-0. The Wolfpack ended the 2018 season at 22-9. South Western league Champion Vista Murrieta fell to San Juan Hills 3-1. The Broncos were 26-7.

In Division 2, Murrieta Valley was victorious over Yucaipa 3-0. The sweep sends the Nighthawks to face Trabuco Hills tomorrow. Murrieta Valley has a record of 14-12.

Murrieta Mesa lost to Laguna Beach in the opening round of the Division 3 playoffs. The Rams finished the season at 13-11 overall.

Elsinore advances to round two in the Division 4 playoffs after slipping past Sonora 3-2. The Tigers are 23-6 overall and will see action against Xavier Prep Saturday.

Sunbelt League Champion Paloma Valley triumphed over Tustin 3-1 in the Division 5 opening round. The third seeded Wildcats have a record of 23-6 and will play Diamond Ranch this weekend.

In Division 6 Heritage advances to round 2 with a 3-0 sweep over Whitney at home. The Patriots are 23-5 overall and will face Century on Saturday.

In Division 7, top seeded Linfield Christian swept Banning 3-0 to get things started in the playoffs. The Lions finished second in the Ambassador League and are now 25-4. They will play Bassett High School next.

Rancho Christian overpowered Desert Mirage in the opening round of the Division 8 playoffs. The Eagles were the undefeated South Valley League Champions and are currently 24-7.

Calvary Murrieta also won their home playoff opener against Big Bear easily in Division 8. The Warriors finished second in the South Valley and have a record of 17-5. They head to round 2 Saturday against Trinity Classic.

A third Division 8 team, Santa Rosa Academy lost a tough 5 set match to Webb and was eliminated from the playoffs. The Rangers beat Bishop Conaty-Loretto in the CIF Wildcard match on Tuesday and ended the season 13-13.

In Division 9 Redlands Adventist Academy lost to Nuview Bridge. The Knights are 18-10 and will be home to play New Roads in Round 2 of the CIF Southern Section Playoffs.

Photos by Donna Amoy & Stephanie LaFluer