Ray Vidal

Reondo Sea Hawks rebound to beat Mater Dei, then Cathedral

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Senior Lauren Osborne came in late in the Mater Dei match to steady the Sea Hawks during their come from behind push.

Photos by Ray Vidal

After losing the first two sets against the Mater Dei Monarchs and being down 2-9 in the third set, Redondo rallied to win the next two sets and then trounced the demoralized Monarchs 15-8 in the decisive fifth set.

The two teams entered the match, before a capacity crowd at the Redondo Union High Gym, sharing the number one ranking in CIF-SS Division 1. Both teams are also ranked in the top 5 in national polls.

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The Sea Hawks followed up Thursday’s victory by defeating Cathedral Catholic, also a top-ranked team, 3-1.

Outside hitter Maya Harvey goes for the angle against Mater Dei.

Freshman outside hitter  Mele Corral-Blagojevich was dominating on defense as well as offense in both the Mater Dei (above) and Cathedral Catholic matches.

Libero Nalani Iosia provided a powerful jump serve against Mater Dei.

Sea Hawk Coach Tommy Chaffins jumpstarts his slumping team after it dropped the first two sets against Mater Dei.

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