HUNTINGTON BEACH — Coach Dan Glenn went into Newport Harbor High's toughest two-match stretch in the first half of Sunset League play thinking he'd be fine with a split.
When the Sailors stole the girls' volleyball match at Los Alamitos last week, Glenn wanted to be greedy.
"Once you get that first one, you want to see if you can get them both," Glenn said.
The Sailors had their chances to pick up a big road victory at Edison Tuesday night. Three times in the fourth set they had match point and each time they came up short as the Chargers forced a decisive fifth set.
Newport Harbor's second five-set match in league turned out different from the first.
The Chargers came back and closed things out with seven straight serves to beat the Sailors, 23-25, 25-20, 18-25, 29-27, 15-10, and earn their first victory against Newport Harbor in six years.