NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Harbor High boys' volleyball team made sure to respond from an emotional loss with a playoff-opening victory Tuesday.
The No. 3-seeded Sailors, who lost to Back Bay rival Corona del Mar Friday, opened the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Harvard-Westlake.
Newport Harbor (22-8) will face San Clemente on Thursday at a site to be determined by a coin flip Wednesday. The Sailors beat San Clemente during pool play of the Orange County Championships.