Newport Harbor High School, the Southern Section 5-A champion, defeated Palisades, the City 4-A titlist, 15-9, 15-4, 15-6, Saturday night in a girls' Division I State volleyball quarterfinal match at Newport Harbor.
Senior outside hitter Jenny Evans led the way for Newport Harbor with 18 kills and 3 blocks. Newport Harbor (20-0) will play Davis, a five-set winner over Los Altos of the Central Coast Section, Tuesday night in a semifinal match at Corona del Mar High.
In another Division I quarterfinal game, Irvine, the Southern Section 4-A champion, defeated Corona del Mar, the 5-A runner-up, 15-13, 15-4, 15-6. It was the first time in four meetings this season that Irvine has defeated the Sea Kings.
Irvine will play at Sunnyvale Fremont Tuesday night in the other semifinal match. The winners of Tuesday's matches will meet in the State final Saturday at Cal State Fullerton. The Division II and III State finals are also at Cal State Fullerton.
In a Division II semifinal game, San Gabriel, the Southern Section 3-A champion, defeated Thousand Oaks, the Southern Section 2-A titlist, 15-9, 11-15, 12-15, 17-15, 15-8. In the other semifinal match, South San Francisco is at Santa Cruz Harbor Tuesday night.