The event lived up to the hype — No. 1 vs. No. 2.
The Sea Hawks fought back from down 0-2 to win the next three sets, and did so facing match points several times in a 24-26, 22-25, 29-27, 25-20, 15-8 victory.
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Redondo Union holds on to No. 1 rank after winning five-set thriller over Mater Dei.
What made the comeback more remarkable is Redondo Union was without
star libero Kami Miner, who is competing in Egypt along with a handful
of other elite high school players on the U17 U.S. National team.
Being without Minor forced Nalani Iosia, a University of Texas commit, to slide over to the libero role where her leadership allowed freshman Mele Corral-Blagojevich to blossom in front of the home crowd with 17 kills.
Mater Dei and Redondo Union look to meet again in the CIF playoffs and we're eagerly looking forward to that.
Speaking of the Monarchs, who drop from No. 2 to No. 3, the road doesn't get easier as they travel to Kentucky to face the team that slid into the two-spot Assumption, the reigning MaxPreps National Champion.
Three teams enter this week's rankings, including Cedar Falls (Iowa), Xavier College Prep (Phoenix) and Mercy (Farmington Hills, Mich.).
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Results: 3-2 over No. 3 Mater Dei; 3-1 over No. 12 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)
The Sea Hawks battled from two sets down to win a thrilling five-set match in a 1 vs. 2 showdown. Redondo won the third set 29-27 as Nalani Iosia
filled in at libero for Kami Miner
(playing on the U.S. National team in Egypt) and freshman Mele Corral-Blagojevich
posted 17 kills in the victory.
This week: Sept. 10 at Torrey Pines (San Diego)
Results: Beat Carmel 2-0, beat No. 10 New Castle 2-1, beat Plainfield Central 2-0, beat Crown Point 2-0
Highlights: The Rockets swept through four games to win the Avon Volleyball Classic, dropping only one set (to No. 10 New Castle).
This week: Sept. 9 at Mercy, Sept. 12 vs. No. 3 Mater Dei3. (2) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 3-1Results:
Lost 3-2 to No. 1 Redondo UnionHighlights:
Things don't get easier for the Monarchs, who travel to face the Rockets. In the loss to Redondo, Meg Brown
, Reagan Merk
and Zaria Henderson
all had double-digit kills, while Mia Tuaniga
posted 49 assists and 11 digs.
This week: Sept. 12 at No. 2 Assumption (Louisville, Ky.)
Results: Beat Prosper 3-0, beat Boyd (McKinney) 3-0
This week: Sept. 10 vs. Guyer (Denton), Sept. 13 vs. MacArthur (Irving)
Results: Beat Grapevine 3-2
This week: Sept. 10 at Lovejoy, Sept. 13 vs. Guyer (Denton)
Results: No matches
Highlights: Sept. 5 match vs. Cary postponed due to Hurricane DorianThis week:
Sept. 10 vs. Panther Creek (Cary)
Results: Beat La Costa Canyon 2-0, beat Laguna Beach 2-0, beat Mira Costa 2-0
Highlights: Swept the gold bracket at the Dave Moh tournament.This week:
Sept. 17 vs. Marlborough (Los Angeles)
Results: Beat St. Francis (Wheaton) 2-1
Highlights: The Redhawks dropped their first set of the year in the win over St. Francis. This week:
Sept. 12 vs. Oak Park-River Forest (Oak Park)
Results: Swept Carlsbad and La Jolla County Day
Highlights: Carly DiehlThis week:
had 57 assists in the two wins.
Sept. 10 vs. No. 1 Redondo Union
Results: Went 5-1 last week; Swept Connersville, Shenandoah (Middletown), Carmel, Seymour, Floyd Central (Floyds Knob). Lost 2-0 to Assumption.
Highlights: Melani ShaffmasterThis week:
had 13 assists in the loss to Assumption, while her sister Mabrey
posted 78 kills during the six games last week.
Sept. 10 at Shelbyville, Sept. 12 vs. Greenfield-Central (Greenfield)
Results: Swept Carroll (Southlake), WylieThis week:
Sept. 17 at Plano
Results: Lost 3-1 to No. 1 Redondo UnionThis week:
Sept. 11 vs. Bishop's (La Jolla), Sept. 17 at Scripps Ranch (San Diego)
Results: Swept Sachse 3-0This week:
Sept. 10 vs. No. 5 Byron Nelson
Results: Swept Seton and Springboro
Highlights: Logan CaseThis week:
had 31 assists, while Sydney McCarthy
had 11 kills and Emma Gielas
added 10 kills in the win over Springboro. Gielas had 14 kills and Hailey Green
added 10 in the Seton victory. Case added 31 assists and 25 digs in that win.
Sept. 10 at Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati, Sept. 12 vs. Mercy McAuley (Cincinnati)
Results: Beat Maryknoll (Honolulu) 2-0, beat Hawaii Baptist Academy (Honolulu) 2-0
Highlights: Mokihana TufonoThis week:
had 22 assists vs. HBA, while the Raiders were without Elena Oglivie
, who is playing on the U.S. National team in Egypt.
Sept. 10 at Le Jardin Academy (Kailua)
Results: Swept College Park (The Woodlands) and Klein Oak (Spring)This week:
Sept. 10 vs. Klein Cain (Houston)
Results: Swept Pendleton Heights (Pendelton)This week:
Sept. 10 at Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers), Sept. 12 vs. Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Sept . 16 at Noblesville
Results: 2-0 wins over Walled Lake North (Commerce), Saline , South Lyon East (South Lyon) and DexterThis week:
Sept. 17 vs. St. Catherine of Siena Academy (Wixom)
Results: Lost 3-1 to Moline, beat Sycamore 2-1, swept Geneseo and Quincy 2-0.
Highlights: The Golden Warriors fell to Moline, but bounced back with three wins including a rivalry victory over Geneseo.This week:
Sept. 10 vs. Alleman (Rock Island), Sept. 14 at Galesburg
Results: Lost 3-2 to Clear BrookThis week:
Sept. 13 vs. Fort Bend Kemper (Sugar Land)
Results: Swept Fair Lawn and Paramus Catholic (Paramus)This week:
Sept. 10 at DePaul Catholic (Wayne), Sept. 11 vs. Glen Rock, Sept. 13 at Winter Park Showcase (Naples Fla.)
Results: Opened the season with a 10-0 start, including a House of Payne Invitation title.This week:
Sept. 10 at Queen Creek, Sept. 12 at Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), Sept. 17 vs. Corona del Sol (Tempe)
Results: Opened the season on an 8-0 tear.
Highlights: The Tigers haven't dropped a set on the young season. This week:
Sept. 10 vs. Western Dubuque (Epworth), Sept. 14 at Clarion-Goldfield/DOWS( Clarion)
Results: Swept Catholic Central (Burlington, Wis.)This week:
Sept. 10 vs. Joliet Catholic (Joliet), Sept. 11 at St. Charles East (St. Charles), Sept. 13 at Downers Grove North (Downers Grove)
Results: Beat Bishop Heelan Catholic 3-0This week:
Sept. 10 at Beatrice
Dropped out: Kamehameha Kapalama (Honolulu), Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Mt. Carmel (New Orleans).
Kamehameha Kapalama (Honolulu), Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Logan-Rogersville (Rogersville, Mo.), Eagan (Minn.), Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas).