Volleyball, water polo, field hockey teams advance

Girls Volleyball

Seeded No. 5 in the Open Division bracket, La Jolla (20-10) defeated San Dieguito Academy 3-2 in its opening quarterfinals playoff match Nov. 13, setting the Vikings up for their semifinals match against the No. 1 seed, Torrey Pines. The winner of that match, scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Torrey Pines, beyond La Jolla Light’s press time, will advance to the section’s Open Division finals, scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Nov. 21, on Cathedral Catholic High School’s courts.

Boys Water Polo

After enjoying a bye in the first round of the CIF San Diego Section Division 1 playoffs, La Jolla High School’s boys water polo team (12-15) defeated Canyon Crest Academy 21-11 in the Nov. 14 quarterfinals, advancing the team into a semifinal match against the Vista Panthers. The winner of that match, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at La Jolla High’s Coggan Pool, after La Jolla Light’s press time, will advance to the finals, which are slated to begin at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 21 at Coggan Pool.

Field Hockey

Seeded No. 7 in the CIF San Diego Section’s Division 1 playoffs, the La Jolla Vikings field hockey team (12-10-1) was victorious in its Nov. 14 first-round playoff game at home against the No. 10 seed, University City. The 6-1 win advanced the team into the quarterfinals against the No. 2-seeded Hilltop Lancers, scheduled for Nov. 17, after La Jolla Light’s press time.

The winner of that game will advance to the Nov. 19 semifinals against the winner of the other quarterfinals game between Valley Center and Vista high schools. Looking ahead, should the Vikings advance that far, they would have to win that semifinals game to advance to the Division 1 finals, scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at on the San Diego Academy field.