The Mira Costa High School girls' volleyball team swept Newport Harbor in three games, 15-4, 15-4, 15-10, to win the State Division I title Saturday night before a crowd of 2,000 at the Golden West College gym.
The Mustangs (24-0) had little trouble in the match, trailing by no more than four points in any game. In the second game, Newport Harbor looked as if it might recover from the drubbing it took in game one, but Mira Costa scored 15 unanswered points. Junior Megan McCallister served three aces during the run.
In the first game, the Mustangs scored the first eight points before Newport Harbor could break serve. After the Sailors scored twice, Mira Costa upped its lead to 14-2 before going on to win, 15-4.
Mustang Melissa McNally, a senior, had five kills and three blocks in the match and was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament. McCallister (7 kills), Lisa Hahn (16 assists) and Lisa Arce were also placed on the all-tournament team. Arce had eight kills, six in the first game.