The chase for a CIF Southern Section girls’ volleyball championship has begun, as the postseason pairings were released Saturday morning, with wild-card playoff action beginning Saturday night.
Mission League co-champion Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy received the highest local bid, as the Tologs (23-4) were given the fourth seed in Division I-AA.
Yet, the seed wasn’t exactly a welcomed sight.
“Nothing against the teams in the lower bracket, but we’re in the upper bracket and that just seems like a much tougher bracket,” said Flintridge Sacred Heart Coach Ernest Banaag, whose team won its first league title since 2006. “It’s disappointing that you work so hard all year and then you’re not really rewarded. But like I told the girls, there isn’t much of a point to complain about that now.”
Fellow league co-champion Harvard-Westlake (20-10) was given the third seed over the Tologs by virtue of their head-to-head matchups, which were split, as the Wolverines needed one less game to win their match.