MEMORIAL PARK — Pacifica Christian’s girls’ volleyball team swept crosstown St. Monica in three games on Monday at Memorial Park.

The Seawolves dominated in winning 25-13, 25-16 and 25-9 en route to improving to 2-0 on the young season.

Grace Minchin and Darian Epherson led the way with 10 kills each. Maile Lane added 8 kills for the Seawolves.

Former Samohi star honored

Emma Woo, who helped lead Santa Monica High School to its first CIF-Southern Section championship in 2010, was named a Wendy’s Scholar-Athlete of the Game on Sept. 8 at Tennessee Tech.

The honor is given to student-athletes who excel in the classroom as well as on the field. The award is presented during each home football and basketball game of the year.

Woo became part of Samohi lore during that fateful 2010 season when she smacked a grand slam against North Torrance that put the Vikings up for good to win the title.

She started all four years for the Vikings at catcher.

She is among a number of students from that championship team that have gone on to play NCAA Division 1 ball, including pitcher Celisha Walker and infielder Kaile Nakao, who play for New Mexico State and Hawaii respectively.

Samohi football nears top 10

Santa Monica High School’s football team is listed among the “others,” just outside of the CIF-Southern Section Western Division Top 10, it was announced on Monday.

Fellow Ocean League member Culver City is ranked No. 7 in the poll. Beverly Hills joins Samohi on the others list.

The Vikings, who are coming off a 35-0 win over Leuzinger to open the season last Friday, host nearby Palisades High School on Friday at Santa Monica College’s Corsair Field.

The game begins at 7 p.m.

daniela@www.smdp.com

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