NEWPORT BEACH — Someone approached Coach Dan Glenn after the Newport Harbor High boys' volleyball team played at home Friday. The person joked with Glenn that he was hungry and he expected the Sunset League match to end in three sets.
"It didn't help," Glenn said that his Sailors were unable to sweep Edison and settled for a 25-27, 25-19, 25-21, 25-16 victory. "But we will take the [win]."
Glenn and the Sailors found themselves atop the league once again with the victory. They clinched the outright league title, improving to 8-0 in league.
The feat, Glenn said, felt weird considering Newport Harbor has two league matches left. He could not remember the last time the Sailors claimed first place with a week left in the regular season.
All that matters is that Newport Harbor wrapped up the top spot after placing second last season. The Sailors are trying to finish perfect in league for the third time in the past four seasons.