GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK: TOP TEAMS CONTINUE ON IN STATE PLAY.Byline: Rich Hammond Rich Hammond
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It's one thing to get blown out by a superior team, but it's an entirely different feeling to come tantalizingly tan·ta·lize
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To excite (another) by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach. close to victory and fall short.
That's what happened to the Flintridge-Sacred Heart of La Canada and Harvard-Westlake of Studio City girls' volleyball volleyball, outdoor or indoor ball and net game played on a level court. An upright net, 3 ft (or 1 m) high, the top of which stands 8 ft (2.43 m) from the ground for men, 7 ft 4 1/8 in (2. teams in the Southern Sections finals Saturday, but both teams might get revenge.
The state playoffs begin tonight at 7, and five local teams will have to rebound from championship-match losses.
``Losing was a huge disappointment, so I just hope they are ready to play (tonight),'' said Flintridge-Sacred Heart coach Nancy Tinkham, whose team lost to Marymount of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. in Saturday's Division IV-AA final. ``They were pretty disappointed.''
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Harvard-Westlake won the first two games against Bishop Montgomery of Torrance in Saturday's Division III-A final, but then lost the match in five games. Both teams must travel to face Central Section opponents tonight, but there is plenty of motivation.
``I think our girls would be excited to get another shot at Marymount,'' Tinkham said. ``I think anything's possible, and I think they are a very beatable team. We would have to clean up our offense a little bit.''
Flintridge-Sacred Heart is a tough matchup for any team, as the Tologs feature a dominating outside hitter in Jillian Davis and a strong setter setter: see sporting dog.
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--You again? For the second consecutive season, Long Beach Wilson travels to face Van Nuys in a first-round match, and neither team is particularly happy about it.
The Wolves aren't too excited to face Wilson, which is led by outside hitter Cynthia Barboza, who is already one of the state's top players as a sophomore.
Wilson isn't happy to be traveling to Van Nuys. Even though Wilson is the higher seed, state rules dictate that every section must be able to play a match at home, and Van Nuys is the City Section's only representative.
Wilson swept Van Nuys in the first round last season.
``Well, you never know what can happen,'' Van Nuys coach Dave Bessler said. ``We have a game plan for that type of team, because we played big teams like Temple City and Arcadia, but it's hard to play against big girls, especially when they're that good.
``They probably think it's going to be easy, but we are capable of playing at a higher level than we usually do. They showed me that in the three tournaments we played in. We almost beat a team, Temple City, and they could compete in Division I.''
GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL STATE PLAYOFFS
First round, all matches 7 p.m.
Division I: Wilson of Long Beach at Van Nuys
Division II: Westlake at Liberty of Bakersfield
Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. : Harvard-Westlake at Exeter
Division IV: Flintridge-Sacred Heart at Chowchilla
Division V: West Valley Christian at Santa Fe Santa Fe, city, Argentina
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GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL STATE PLAYOFFS (see text)