CORONA DEL MAR — Inside the Corona del Mar High gym, everything seemed to be fresh. New paint, new projection screens, new coach, even a new ceiling.
One thing that is the same at the school is the ceiling is high when it comes to the girls' volleyball program.
CdM expects to win and it got off to the right start in Marissa Booker's debut as coach on Tuesday.
One day after the Labor Day weekend, CdM didn't have to work much to get past Palos Verdes. Yes, it was hot inside the gym, but Booker's Sea Kings swept, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16.
All that was missing was the new electronic scoreboards to tell everyone the score during every set. Players, coaches and fans had to look at a manual scoreboard on the scorer's table to keep track.
Athletic Director Don Grable joked that an old-school scoreboard was used because CdM is celebrating its 50th year in 2012. The scorekeeper kept flipping the numbers in CdM's favor and that is all that mattered.