CIF playoffs open in girls volleyball, girls tennis and water polo this week. Undefeated Mira Costa and Torrance are the top-seeded 5-A and 4-A teams in volleyball, and Miraleste is the top seed in tennis. In first round volleyball games today, Laguna Hills is at Mira Costa and Bishop Montgomery is at Dos Pueblos in 5-A, Redondo is at home against Foothill and El Segundo is at Calabasas in 3-A and Chadwick is plays host to Liberty Christian in Small Schools. Matches begin at 7:30 p.m.
In team tennis today, Miraleste is at Arcadia, South Torrance is at Foothill, Marina is at Redondo and Fountain Valley is at Palos Verdes in 4-A; Troy is at Bishop Montgomery in 3-A; and Chadwick is at Glasdstone in 1-A. In a water polo opener today, Mira Costa plays host to El Toro in 3-A.
Despite suffering its only loss of the season to another ranked team, Cal State Dominguez Hills' women's soccer team was passed over by the NCAA selection committee for the playoffs. The women, 13-1-2, will finish their season with a 3 p.m. home game today against UC Irvine and a game at Cal Poly Pomona at noon Saturday.
The women, bidding for their first tournament invitation, suffered their first loss, 2-1 to UC Santa Barbara, last weekend and were snubbed by the selection committee, which tabbed Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and Cal State Hayward as the Western teams. Dominguez Hills and Santa Barbara earlier played a 4-4 double-overtime game. Junior forward Robyn Queen leads the Lady Toros with 18 goals and 9 assists. Second-leading scorer Jill Draper, goalie Sandra Powers and Nanci Nielsen will make their final home appearances today.