Front Center Charlie Schmittdiel from the Santa Moncia High School boys Varsity volleyball team spikes the volleyball over the net as Christian Becerra from the Anahiem boys Varsity volleyball team makes an attempt at blocking the spike inside the North Gym on Tuesday NIght May10th 2011 as SAMO hosted Anahiem in the first round of the Division 4 CIf Southern Sectional playoffs in which SAMO won in three games by scores of 25-18, 25-15,25-15. Behind Becerra is his teammate Pablo Gonzalez (photo by Morgan Genser)

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.


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