High School Roundup: Mesa rallies to win

JeyaRajah, Comer combine for 53 kills to help Mustangs overcome 2-1 deficit in sets against Estancia.

April 18, 2012
  • From left, Corona del Mar High's Jared Namba (Columbia men's swim), Blake Myers (UCLA track), Cole Cottrell (USC football), Michael Ortlieb (Holy Cross men's lacrosse), Mason Case (UC Berkeley men's soccer), Jack Reed (UC Santa Barbara men's volleyball) and Andrew McCormack (Stanford baseball) gather in front of parents and faculty during a National Letter of Intent ceremony, where they announced and wore the colors of their respective chosen colleges at Corona del Mar High. Not shown are Britton Taylor (UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball), Hollace Barden (UC Santa Barbara women's swim), and Michaela Gentosi (San Diego State women's rowing) who also attended the ceremony.
From left, Corona del Mar High's Jared Namba (Columbia… (DON LEACH, Daily…)

COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High boys' volleyball coach Jeff Weihert said the Mustangs' big win Tuesday was the type of victory that can give them a boost and improve their season.

Costa Mesa rallied for an Orange Coast League win over rival Estancia at the Mustangs' gym.

Noah JeyaRajah had 27 kills and Sean Comer had 26 kills to lead Costa Mesa to a 27-25, 16-25, 16-25, 25-21, 15-10 victory.

Andrew Wright had 42 assists and Wyatt Ferris had 10 blocks for the Mustangs (5-5, 2-2 in league).

"The guys did really well," Weihert said. "We played behind pretty much the whole time. But in some of the games, the last 10 points we just pulled it off. If these guys can stick together we will go pretty far. They showed poise and discipline today. We were injured before, but we got healthy guys back. I think we're going to make a strong push."


Dylan Gaitan led Estancia (3-10, 1-4 in league) with 12 kills.



Estancia 2, Laguna Beach 1

COSTA MESA — Junior Ben Beck singled in the game-winning run for the Eagles in the bottom of the seventh inning in an Orange Coast League game on Tuesday.

Steven Macias improved to 5-2 after throwing a complete game. He gave up one earned run and struck out five, while allowing eight hits and one walk.

Macias went three for three with a triple and a run batted in. Beck went two for four.

The Eagles (11-6, 6-2 in league) remained in second place in league, one game behind Calvary Chapel.

Estancia plays at Laguna Beach on Friday at 3:15 p.m.


Corona del Mar 9, Northwood 3

CORONA DEL MAR — Andrew McCormack was three for four and also earned the win for the Sea Kings in Tuesday's Pacific Coast League game at CdM.

McCormack pitched six innings for CdM (12-6, 5-3 in league), allowing a run on five hits. He is now 6-1.

Brett Thompson hit a two-run home run for the Sea Kings, Brent Lawson was two for four with two runs batted in and Hunter Heckendorn was two for two with two doubles and an RBI.

CdM, ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division 3, plays at Northwood on Friday.



Corona del Mar 8, St. Margaret's 5

CORONA DEL MAR — Senior Hunter Molnar finished with two goals and one assist in the Sea Kings' nonleague match on Tuesday, helping CdM, ranked No. 6 in the state by, improve to 15-0.

Taylor Epps won 11 of 18 faceoffs and goalie Michael Ortlieb made 10 saves.

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