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High School Roundup: Plenty of talent at Dave Mohs tourney

Local teams to be in action in annual tournament, hosted by Edison, that begins Friday and ends Monday.

September 11, 2013|By Mike Sciacca

The Dave Mohs Memorial Tournament, one of the top prep girls' volleyball tournaments, begins Friday at six school sites.

The tournament, hosted by Edison High, continues Saturday and concludes with championship finals action Monday. In addition to Edison, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Marina will compete at the event.

The tournament format includes four-team pools with each team playing two pool-play matches starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The matches are best-of-three to win.

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Teams will also play one pool match Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Single elimination bracket play will follow the completion of pool play, and all teams advance to the playoffs. First- and second-place teams will compete in the Championship bracket. All third-place teams compete in the Silver division and fourth-place teams in the Bronze division.

The finals will be played Monday at Edison's Dave Mohs Gymnasium.

•In girls' volleyball action earlier this week, Huntington Beach completed play Monday at the Lakewood Molten Volleyball Classic and took third place.

The Oilers went 4-1 overall. They took wins from Sonora (three sets), Notre Dame Academy (four sets) and Millikan (three sets), and defeated North Torrance in three sets in the third-place match.

Their only loss was a semifinal setback to Lakewood.

The tournament was held at the Lakewood, Mayfair, St. Joseph and Paramount high school gymnasiums.

Senior setter/opposite Kendra Koelsch and senior middle blocker Ally Forsberg of Huntington were named to the all-tournament team.

"I thought we played very good at times," Huntington Coach Craig Pazanti said. "I think the main thing we need to work on is our consistency at this point. We are starting two freshmen and two sophomores, so that was a little expected, but it was good to see us grow as a team so early in the year.

"We had our seniors really step up this week. Kendra Koelsch, Ally Forsberg, Cheyenne Rankin and Gianna Guinasso all did a good job leading our younger players. We need to use this to build for the rest of the year."

Boys' Water Polo

Huntington Beach, ranked sixth in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll, won its fifth game of the season Tuesday by defeating host San Clemente, 9-3, in a nonleague play.

Noah Nelson and James Vlachonassios both scored twice and Alex Wolf had 10 saves for the Oilers (5-1), who held a 4-1 halftime lead and pulled away in the fourth quarter by shutting out the Tritons, 3-0.

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