La Jolla boys win Division I water polo championship; Bishop’s girls runners-up in Division I volleyball


The CIF San Diego Section Division I boys water polo championship belongs to the La Jolla High Vikings, as they defeated the top-seeded Valhalla Norsemen 10-2 in the division’s Nov. 21 final. La Jolla’s journey to the local championship included a defeat of Canyon Crest Academy in the Nov. 14 quarterfinals and a narrow 7-6 victory over the No. 3-seeded Vista Panthers Nov. 18 in the semifinals.

Bishop’s Boys Water Polo

In Open Division play, The Bishop’s School Knights’ boys water polo season ended Nov. 19 in a 5-2 semifinals loss to the Coronado Islanders. Competing in the top local playoff bracket, the No. 3-seeded Knights advanced to the semifinals after their 17-6 win over the No. 6-seeded University City Centurions in the Nov. 14 quarterfinals. Coronado went on to lose 11-6 in the Nov. 21 final against Cathedral Catholic.

La Jolla Girls Volleyball

The La Jolla High girls volleyball team’s season came to a close Nov. 17 against the Torrey Pines Falcons, as the Vikings fell by a count of 3-0 in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division semifinals. La Jolla, which finished the regular season with a 19-10 record, entered the top playoff bracket as the No. 5 seed, and went on to defeat San Dieguito Academy 3-2 in the Nov. 13 quarterfinals. The 25-14, 25-18, 26-24 loss means the Vikings ended their 2015 run with a 20-11 overall record. Torrey Pines, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, went on to defeat Cathedral Catholic 3-1 in the Nov. 21 final.

Bishop’s Girls Volleyball

Seeded No. 2 in the Division I bracket, The Bishop’s School’s girls volleyball team ended its season as the runner-up in its quest for a championship, losing in the Division I final by a score of 3-1 against the La Costa Canyon Mavericks Nov. 21. Advancing past Calvin Christian in the tournament’s first round, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in the quarterfinals and Ramona in the semifinals, the Knights lost their final match in four sets by scores of 25-23, 20-25, 25-20 and 25-20.

Field Hockey

Both the La Jolla High School and Bishop’s School field hockey teams fell in the Nov. 17 quarterfinals round of the San Diego Section Division I playoffs, ending their seasons.

Seeded No. 7 in the tournament, the Vikings (12-11-1) lost to the No. 2 Hilltop Lancers, after advancing into the round with their 6-1 win over the No. 10 seed, University City, on Nov. 14.

The Bishop’s School Knights were the tournament’s top seed, earning them a bye in the first round of playoffs. They lost their quarterfinal game in a 2-1 upset at the hands the No. 9 Del Norte Nighthawks.