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Southern Section Girls' Volleyball : Mira Costa Gets Its Game Together to Beat Hueneme

November 16, 1986|GERALD SCOTT | Times Staff Writer

Mira Costa High School of Manhattan Beach overcame a rocky start to rally for an 11-15, 15-8, 15-9, 19-17 win over Hueneme of Oxnard Saturday night in the Southern Section 5-A girls' volleyball championship match at Marina High School in Huntington Beach.

It was the second consecutive 5-A title for Mira Costa.

Coach DaeLea Aldrich's Mustangs started slowly but rallied behind the play of senior setter Holly McPeak to win the last three games and the match.

McPeak was a steadying factor for Mira Costa, keeping her teammates from being rattled by the large group of Hueneme fans. Down, 13-11, in the fourth game, McPeak served Mira Costa to a 14-13 lead, and the Mustangs went on to win, 19-17.

Other final results:

Gahr 3, Irvine 0--Utilizing superior passing and serving, Gahr won the 4-A title with relative ease, 15-9, 15-13, 15-12. In each game Gahr, led by hitter Jill Johnson, built early leads and held off Irvine's attempts to rally.

Nordhoff 3, Calabasas 0--Nordhoff won the 3-A championship, 15-6, 15-4, 15-4, as hitters Amy Svikhart, Shannon Firebaugh and Leeana Merriweather led the Rangers.

Thousand Oaks 3, Atascadero 2--In the 2-A final, Thousand Oaks rallied to win, 9-15, 10-15, 15-10, 15-11, 15-3, behind the sister combination of setter Amy Chellevoid and hitter Julie Chellevoid.

Brentwood 3, Campbell Hall 1--Brentwood, led by hitter Kelly Sather, won in the 1-A division, 13-15, 15-2, 16-14, 15-4.

Flintridge Sacred Heart 3, Mammoth 2--In perhaps the best match of the day, Sacred Heart won the small schools title, 15-10, 14-16, 15-11, 13-15, 15-7, behind 5-foot 3-inch hitter Kristin Yunker.

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