San Pedro & POLA Girls Volleyball Begin CIF-LACS Playoffs

The San Pedro High girls volleyball team, after posting an 18-9 overall record and ending the 2016 season with a rousing five-set victory at Narbonne last Monday for the first road win over the Gauchos in seven years, was rewarded with their first CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division 1 playoff match at home since 2009,

Behind third-year coach Chris Ceballos, the Pirates have continued their upward climb with a youthful, talented lineup as they will open the CIF-LACS Division 1 playoffs on Tuesday as the sixth seed, against No.11 Arleta (14-11-1) on Tuesday at 7 pm. San Pedro finished as the runner-up of the Marine League at 10-2, only losing twice to champion Carson, who got the overall No.2 seed of the Open Division.

In Division 1, top-seeded Venice and second-seeded Sylmar both earned first-round byes in the 14-team tournament.

San Pedro has been paced by sophomore outside hitter Sara Peterson (20 kills at Narbonne), senior setter Katie Bentovoja (49 assists at Narbonne), sophomore middle blocker Lauren Sutrin, junior outside hitter Selene Ramirez, junior libero Alison Lyons, junior middle blocker Rebecca Alvarenga and the improved all-around play of junior outside hitter Serena McGillivray.

Freshmen Maya Courtney and Georgie Smith have also came along as of late for the Pirates, for if they succeed against Arleta, will face either No.3 Cleveland or No.14 Monroe on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile in Division 4, Port of Los Angeles is the ninth seed and will go to No.8 Los Angeles International Charter on Tuesday at 7 pm. 

The Polar Bears (10-15 overall) placed third in the Crosstown League at 8-4, and is coming off last Monday's heartbreaking five-set loss to two-time league champion Foshay Learning Center at Peck Park, but will try to make noise in the opening round behind third-year coach Rowel Ramirez. POLA will rely heavily upon junior outside hitter Areelle Navarro, junior setter/libero Sachi Verner, senior outside hitter Mariam Moreno and senior middle blocker Dominique Wade.

If POLA prevails, they will face top-seeded Chavez or No.16 Annenberg on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Should San Pedro and POLA both make long runs in the playoffs, the Division 4 championship match will be on Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm at Birmingham High in Lake Balboa, and the Division 1 will be on Saturday, November 12, 3:30 pm at Roybal Learning Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

To download all the brackets for each division of the playoffs, you can find them here at...

Views: 170


You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the

The is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

2020 San Pedro Prep Baseball & Softball Preview

Springtime is in the air. Time once again to get your lineup cards.San Pedro Prep Baseball & Softball for 2020 will be at a fever pitch with tons of potential all around San Pedro, California, with none greater potential more than that of San Pedro High baseball. With all but three players back from last year and the addition of an impact transfer, the Pirates are…See More
3 hours ago

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

Mary Star Girls Basketball Clinches 1st League Title In 36 Years

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 will forever be the day that the Mary Star High girls basketball ended a near four-decade long wait of becoming a league champion.Seven years ago, the Stars went 1-16 in the 2012-2013 before Victor Tuberosi took over the coaching job, completely changing the culture from a place every opposing school saw as an easy win, to a place that's now…See More
Feb 11
Karen Cristy posted an event

Mama Connection FREE Yoga and More for Prenatal and Beyond! at GGIW Yoga

March 14, 2020 from 12pm to 5pm
Calling all Mamas-To-Be and New Mamas! Join GGIW Yoga and Ma Yoga for an afternoon of FREE Yoga and Guest Speakers!Sample Prenatal Yoga with Victoria Ingram classes safe for any trimester and level of experience. Move and connect with your pre-walking kiddo at Mom + Baby Yoga class.Doula Nai Valentine will lead you through a guided meditation and info session regarding prenatal and birth support.Get your questions regarding breastfeeding answered by Lisa Grossman, International Board Certified…See More
Feb 8

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

POLA High Girls Soccer Wraps Up Imperial League Title

LOS ANGELES - The 2018-2019 season saw Port Of Los Angeles High girls soccer win the Imperial League championship, only playing five games in league and winning them all, due to a shortened season of rain-outs and the Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher's Strike in January.So on Thursday, the Polar Bears looked to take advantage of a full league schedule for a…See More
Jan 31
Bonnie Barchichat posted an event

Senior Comedy Afternoons Presents O Lucky You! at The Proud Bird

March 15, 2020 from 12pm to 3pm
An afternoon of lunch and laughs, dance and music. A great opportunity to enjoy time with your friends and family at a great restaurant with an airplane park too! All our 3 comedians are seniors and do a clean act!!We'll also have step dancers, an Irish Fiddler and Mandolinist and Banjo.. Music and dance is what we love too!It's a celebration of all things Irish.. So wear your Green things!!See More
Jan 30

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

San Pedro High Girls Soccer Stays Atop The Marine League

Nothing seems to change when it comes to the Marine League and San Pedro High girls soccer.Since the 1999-2000 season, the Pirates have literally owned the league, only losing twice during that span and capturing 18 crowns in the past 19 seasons, including the last 14 years in a row. By defeating rival Narbonne, 2-0 on Wednesday at Mike Walsh Pirate Stadium, you can…See More
Jan 30
Heather Caine updated their profile
Jan 25

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted videos
Jan 22

© 2020   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service