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Girls volleyball: CdM earns No. 3 seed

November 06, 2000

CERRITOS - The Corona del Mar High girls volleyball team opens the

CIF Southern Section Division III-AA playoffs as the No. 3 seed Thursday

at 7 p.m. against visiting San Dimas.

Newport Harbor, which for the first time in eight seasons did not earn

at least a share of the Sea View League championship, hosts University in

Tuesday's Division I first round.

Coach Dan Glenn's Sailors (14-9), which won the last three Division

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I-AA titles, are now prohibited by section rules from playing outside

their enrollment division (I-A). The Sailors are also two-time defending

Division I state champions. They capped their regular season Friday with

a four-game win over CdM, sweeping the season series with their Back Bay

rival, 2-0.

Coach Steve Conti's Sea Kings (16-8, 9-1) advanced to the section

semifinals in Division III-AA last fall, losing to Harvard-Westlake, this

year's No. 1 seed and by far the class of the division, according to

Conti.

If victorious, Harbor would play the Hart-Thousand Oaks winner

Thursday.

With a win, CdM would meet either Nordhoff or Santa Ynez in Saturday's

quarterfinal.

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