Titans News · Eastlake spikers complete perfect Mesa League season, take aim on CIF playoffs

The Eastlake High School girls volleyball team hosted its annual senior night ceremony last Friday in the campus gymnasium. The game marked the final regular season contest prior to the start of the San Diego Section playoffs.

Besides honoring its senior players, Eastlake also was out to record an undefeated Mesa League campaign, which it did by defeating visiting Mar Vista by scores of 25-12, 25-10, 25-20.

The Titans (12-0 in league play, 34-7 overall) had clinched the league title the previous week.

Mar Vista finished 4-8 in league, 8-14 overall.

Mater Dei Catholic finished in second place in the league standings with a 7-3 record, 25-7 overall, while Otay Ranch finished in third place with a 7-5 record, 21-16 overall.

EHS head coach Erwin Macalaguim described his team, which he ranks among the top three in his 13 years as coach, as being aggressive on the playing court.

The Titans recorded three-game sweeps in 10 of their 12 league matches this season.

Five seniors were honored last Friday in a pregame ceremony. They included Breanna Agustin, Alayna Edquid, Lauren Clifton, Madi Bogle and Sonya Googins.

The Titans will end the season in the state playoffs, as Open Division teams now receive seeds into the divisional field.

Eastlake received the No. 5 seed to make the top eight cut for the Open Division playoffs.

Eastlake will open the playoffs at fourth-seeded Bishop’s (27-9) on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m.

The winner advances to semifinal play on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Torrey Pines (33-2) is seeded first, followed by Cathedral Catholic (28-4), La Costa Canyon (27-13) and Bishop’s.

La Jolla (25-8) is seeded sixth, La Jolla Country Day (22-6) is seeded seventh and Del Norte (22-11) is seeded eighth.

It’s an elite group.

The Open Division championship game is scheduled Nov. 9 at Cathedral Catholic High School.

The higher-seeded school will host quarterfinal- and semifinal-round matches.