Edmund Chow led the Rebels (16-8) with 11 kills and 11 digs.
“In the times where we were shaky or down, that’s when we relied on our passing, our defense and just making our serves and putting pressure on them,” Russo-Larsson said. “I think that really worked for us. Our serving really helped us out, and just playing scrappy.”
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Newport Harbor def.
PALOS VERDES ESTATES — Junior Cody Caldwell had 12 kills, five aces and three blocks to lead the visiting Sailors to a 25-15, 25-21, 25-20 win in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs Thursday.
The Sailors (20-9) will play host to No. 3-seeded Loyola in the quarterfinals Saturday at 7 p.m.
Senior Will Connelly had eight kills and five blocks, while senior UCLA-bound senior Jackson Carmack had 41 assists for the Sailors.
Corona del Mar 4
CORONA DEL MAR — The Sea Kings committed three costly errors in the seventh inning that helped the Patriots collect the Pacific Coast League win and set up a tie for second place Thursday.
There will be a coin flip and a league playoff game today to determine the final two PCL teams that will advance to the playoffs, as CdM (10-6, 7-8 in league), Laguna Hills and University are tied for second.
Eric Morris pitched a complete game with three strikeouts and three walks. He allowed six hits. At the plate, Morris went two for three with a run scored and an RBI.
CIF Team Finals
TEMECULA — Corona del Mar High shot a combined 383 to finish 10th out of 18 teams Thursday at Redhawk Golf Club.