CIF roundup: Bishop’s water polo, LJCD volleyball advance to finals

By Phil Dailey

Staff Writer

After missing the CIF water pollo finals for the first time in 13 season, Bishop’s made it back to the championship game Wednesday night with an 11-4 win against rival La Jolla High.

The Knights (21-8 overall) used their strong defense to shut down the Vikings (23-9) in the semifinal game, although La Jolla led at the end of the first quarter. Bishop’s was led by seniors Matt Michalko (three goals) and David Higginson (three goals) on offense.

During the game, the Knights took control when they scored six straight goals.

Up next for Bishop’s is a showdown Saturday night at Coggan Pool against familiar foe Coronado, which beat Cathedral Catholic 11-10 in overtime to advance. The Knights beat the Islanders (15-12) twice this season in league play.

Country Day cruises in volleyball CIF

The La Jolla Country Day volleyball team won its semifinal match Tuesday night against Francis Parker in straight sets. With the win, the Torreys (28-3) advance to the CIF Division IV finals against Santa Fe Christian (22-11). SFC beat Bishop’s in a hard-fought, five-set match.

The Knights ended the season with a 20-15 record.

Country Day and Santa Fe Christian will play for the title Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at Del Notre High School.

La Jolla volleyball season comes to an end

The La Jolla High volleyball team’s season came to an end Wednesday night in the Division III semifinals against Cathedral Catholic. The Vikings (14-19) lost in straight sets to the Dons (26-8). The team did notch two wins in the tournament, including an upset of No. 4-seeded Valley Center (25-19, 17-25, 26-24, 26-24).