CORONA DEL MAR — A black stretch limousine pulled up to the Corona del Mar High campus. Members of the girls' volleyball team were running late to the football game on Friday night.
The Sea Kings had a good excuse for missing most of the football game. They just beat Newport Harbor on the court in the Battle of the Bay for the first time in six years.
The Sea Kings did not just defeat their Back Bay rivals. They swept them, 25-21, 25-23, 26-24.
The home fans stormed onto the court moments after middle blocker Britton Taylor clinched the match for CdM with an overpass kill. The Sea Kings rallied from a seven-point deficit in the third set to upset the defending CIF State Division I champions.
"It's unbelievable. We've been dreaming of this since last year," said CdM senior outside hitter Morgan Boukather, adding that the team's ultimate goal this year was to knock off the Sailors.