Vikes only Foothill team to move on in playoffs

Valencia's Kelsey Knudsen (86) celebrates a point in the third game against Harvard-Westlake at Valencia on Tuesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Harvard-Westlake, hot off a four-match win streak, had hopes off pulling off the upset against the Vikings at Valencia High School after stealing game one.

Bri Coleman brought that notion to a grinding halt as Valencia vanquished the Wolverines, 3-1, and moved on to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.

Valencia will host Edison of Huntington Beach in the second round on Thursday at 6 p.m.

“It’s the competitive jive,” Coleman said. “We knew Harvard-Westlake is a great team, and we came together and played very well.”

Valencia's Kayla Konrad (32) taps a shot over the net against Harvard-Westlake at Valencia on Tuesday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Valencia’s Kayla Konrad (32) taps a shot over the net against Harvard-Westlake at Valencia on Tuesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

It was fitting that Coleman delivered the match sealing kill that gave the Vikings the 25-19 win in game four, as the senior tallied 22 kills for the match to go along with 18 digs. She caught fire after the Wolverines took the first game.

“The passing was much better, the serving was better, and Bri Coleman was unstoppable tonight,” said Valencia coach Ray Sanchez about his team’s response to the game one loss.

Never trailing in game two en route to a 25-20 win, the Vikings (17-12) wouldn’t face adversity again until they found themselves down 12-8 in the third frame.

After a timeout to regroup, Valencia went on a 17-4 run to turn the tables on Harvard-Westlake, winning 25-16.

The Vikings were led by Kaelyn White’s 23 assists and Kayla Konrad’s seven blocks.

West Ranch

The West Ranch Wildcats’ successful season came to an end on the road Tuesday night in a 3-0 sweep by the Agoura High Chargers.

The game scores were: 25-21, 25-22, and 25-22.

The Wildcats went 18-7-1 overall and 9-1 in Foothill League to claim a share of the program’s first-ever Foothill League title with Valencia.

Stats weren’t immediately available.


Hart lost in three games on the road to Marlborough, 25-11, 25-17, 25-22 in the first round of Division 2 playoffs.

Hart’s Ashley Cosey had 12 kills and Madi Fay had 22 assists.

The Indians finished the season with a 12-9 overall record and a 5-5 league record. They tied for third in the Foothill League with Saugus.


Division 3 Saugus High fell to Sunshine League champions Notre Dame Academy of Los Angeles in three sets: 26-24, 25-15, 25-16.

Saugus’ Grace Ferguson had nine kills and Gabby Schiesser had 20 assists and 10 digs.

The Centurions’ overall record for the season was 16-16.

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