Costa sweeps Redondo to claim share of Bay League boys volleyball title
Mira Costa made the most of its opportunity Tuesday evening, claiming a share of the Bay League title with a sweep of visiting Redondo.
It comes as no surprise that the two teams finished tied in league play as Redondo entered the week ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division poll with Mira Costa holding the No 3 spot. Newport Harbor is ranked No. 1 with the playoff schedules to be announced Friday at 11 a.m at cifss.org.
Mira Costa (21-5, 7-1) celebrated its Senior Night at the match played at El Camino College posting a 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 victory.
Senior Sam Collins made the most of the opportunity, recording a match-high 14 kills to go with his two blocks and two aces.
Sophomore Ben Coordt added 12 kills, three blocks and two aces for the Mustangs.
Rees Barnett had a team-high nine kills for Redondo (25-5, 7-1).
In the first set, Mira Costa claimed an 11-7 lead before Redondo tied it up at 14 before the Mustangs pulled out the win.
Mira Costa’s Dain Johnson had four blocks in the second set but once again, Redondo rallied from a 15-10 deficit to pull within one at 18-17.
Coordt and Johnson had back-to-back kills and Thomas Kretschmer recorded two service aces as the Mustangs pulled away.
Coordt closed the match with a kill after the game was tied 20-20. Mira Costa gained a 24-20 advantage but the Sea Hawks refused to let down, narrowing the margin 24-22 before Coordt sealed the victory.
While Mira Costa awaits the playoff pairings, Redondo closes its season out with its Senior Night on Thursday at 7 p.m. when the Sea Hawks host Mater Dei (22-8).
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