CITYWIDE — All three of the Santa Monica-based boys’ volleyball teams in the postseason won their first round CIF-Southern Section playoff games on Tuesday.
Santa Monica High School, the No. 1 seed in Division 4, ousted Anaheim in straight games at home; 25-18, 25-15, 25-15. This sets up a second round match on the road today against Montebello, the second place team from the Almont League.
St. Monica needed four games to get past Capistrano Valley Christian; 25-19, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13. The Mariners advance to take on San Gabriel Academy also on the road today. St. Monica is the No. 7 seeded team in Division 5.
Crossroads also needed just three games to advance to the second round of the Division 4 playoffs. They eliminated La Quinta; 25-12, 25-18, 25-16. Next for the Roadrunners is a home game against La Salle today.
All games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Samohi a win away from outright title
Samohi’s baseball team hosts Culver City today in a game to decide the outright Ocean League championship. It’s the last regular season game of the year.
Samohi is currently in first place with an 9-0 league record, while Culver City is just a game back at 8-1. The game is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.
The two teams shared the league title last season, but Culver City was named the No. 1 seed from the league in the playoffs based on a coin flip.