Mira Costa girls run the table on way to CIF championship

Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team (front row) Ameena Campbell, Savanna Lau, Giselle Lau, Olga Nikolaeva, Isabella Healy, Tanon Rosenthal, Kendal Steller, and Audrey Davis, and (back row) assistant coach Eric Beranek, head coach Nancy Mason Reynolds, Rachel Moglia, Carly Geskovics, Chloe Hynes, Charlie Fuerbringer, Erin Inskeep, Audrey Flanagan, Taylor Deckert, Stella Seligson, Brooke Balue, Emma Markolf, Emily Pfaff, and assistant coach Chris Flood. 

by Paul Teetor

by Paul Teetor

The Mira Costa girls beach volleyball team made history Saturday afternoon at Long Beach City College when it beat Redondo to win the first ever Southern Section CIF beach volleyball championship. The CIF made beach volleyball a sanctioned sport this year.  



Redondo High girls  beach volleyball team (front row) Tatum Esparza, Zoe Lekan, Bella Jones, and Madi Collins, and (back row) frosh/soph Coach Shannon Sneed, JV Coach Megan Burgdorf, Addison Junk, Avery Junk. frosh/soph Assistant coach Sarah Stratton,Emmi Ravenscroft, Rachel Lushina, Malina Young, Taylor Boice, Victoria Henkel, va Slavin and head coach Mark Paaluhi.


After advancing to the finals without losing a set, the Mustangs swept the Sea Hawks 5-0. 


Mira Costa’s Savanna Lau (California) up for the kill.


Mira Costa (15-0) rolled through the season with a deep roster featuring six players committed to Division I collegiate beach volleyball programs, and another four committed to play Division I women’s indoor volleyball. The championship victory kept intact Mira Costa’s streak of 149 match victories, dating back nearly a decade, to the start of beach volleyball as a high school sport.


Mira Costa’s Charlie Fuerbringer works the angle.


The Mustang boys volleyball reached the Division 1 semifinals last week, where they lost to Newport Harbor in four sets. But by making the semifinals the boys stayed in contention for a state title by advancing to CIF regional play later this month. ER


Redondo’s Victoria Henkel, and Mira Costa’s Erin Inskeep duel at the net.


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