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M-A girls open CCS volleyball playoffs as a No. 1 seed

 

For the second straight year, the Menlo-Atherton girls have received the No. 1 seed for the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball playoffs. The Bears, however, can only hope this season ends better than last.

Menlo-Atherton reached the semifinals in 2013, only to fall to Palo Alto and see its season end -- despite being the top seed. The Vikings went on to lose to Homestead in the title match, with both teams advancing to NorCals.

All three teams are back for the 2014 playoffs, which begin Wednesday. Paly is the No. 6 seed and Homestead the No. 3. Gunn, meanwhile, is No. 8.

Paly and Gunn open at home on Wednesday, as does defending Division IV champ Menlo School. The Knights received the No. 4 seed and will host through the second round. Sacred Heart Prep is back in the Division IV field, but as the No. 7 seed.

In Division V, Pinewood earned the No. 3 seed in a fairly weak division topped by Notre Dame-Salinas (26-6).

2014 CCS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS

DIVISION I

Wednesday's first round

(All matches at 7 p.m.)

No. 11 Independence (21-10) at No. 6 Palo Alto (18-11)

No. 10 Monta Vista (11-19) at No. 7 Carlmont (17-16)

No. 5 Sequoia (21-9) at No. 12 Silver Creek (16-17)

No. 9 Piedmont Hills (15-15) at No. 8 Gunn (15-14)

Quarterfinals, Nov. 15

(All matches at 7 p.m.)

Independence or Palo Alto at No. 3 Homestead (22-13)

Monta Vista or Carlmont at No. 2 Salinas (19-16)

Sequoia or Silver Creek at No. 4 San Benito (19-5)

Piedmont Hills or Gunn at No. 1 Menlo-Atherton (25-3)

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DIVISION II

Wednesday's first round

(All matches at 7 p.m.)

No. 10 Leigh (11-12) at No. 7 Mountain View (18-12)

No. 9 Christopher (16-15) at No. 8 Westmont (22-9)

Quarterfinals, Nov. 15

(All matches at 7 p.m.)

No. 6 St. Francis (16-14) at No. 3 Presentation (20-11)

Leigh or Mountain View at No. 2 Los Altos (30-5)

No. 5 Los Gatos (19-10) at No. 4 Leland (19-7)

Christopher or Westmont at No. 1 Archbishop Mitty (29-2)

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DIVISION III

Wednesday's first round

(All matches at 7 p.m.)

No. 11 Terra Nova (16-11) at No. 6 Live Oak (17-15)

No. 7 Branham (17-10) at No. 10 Aragon (29-4)

No. 9 Saratoga (23-7) at No. 8 Monterey (23-8)

Quarterfinals, Nov. 15

Terra Nova or Live Oak vs. No. 3 Burlingame (23-7) at Capuchino High, 4 p.m.

Branham or Aragon at No. 2 Valley Christian (19-12), 7 p.m.

No. 5 St. Ignatius (22-12) at No. 4 Aptos (23-8), 7 p.m.

Saratoga or Monterey at No. 1 Sacred Heart Cathedral (28-2), 7 p.m.

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DIVISION IV

Wednesday's first round

(All matches at 7 p.m.)

No. 11 Santa Catalina (16-6) at No. 6 Harbor (19-13)

No. 7 Sacred Heart Prep (17-13) at No. 10 Del Mar (22-7)

No. 12 Mercy Burlingame (18-15) at No. 5 Carmel (25-3)

No. 13 King City (21-8) at No. 4 Menlo School (19-14)

No. 9 Mercy-San Francisco (17-12) at No. 8 Monte Vista Christian (18-12)

Quarterfinals, Nov. 15

Santa Catalina or Harbor at No. 3 Soquel (18-8), 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart Prep or Del Mar at No. 2 Harker (16-8), 7 p.m.

Mercy Burlingame or Carmel vs. King City or Menlo School, 7 p.m.

Mercy-San Francisco or Monte Vista Christian vs. No. 1 Notre Dame-Belmont (29-5) at Mills High, 12:30 p.m.

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DIVISION V

Quarterfinals, Nov. 15

(All matches at 7 p.m.)

No. 6 St. Thomas More (17-9) at No. 3 Pinewood (15-8)

No. 7 Pacific Collegiate (15-7) at No. 2 Mt. Madonna (12-14)

No. 5 Anzar (13-16) at No. 4 Crystal Springs Uplands (12-9)

No. 8 Alma Heights (13-16) at No. 1 Notre Dame-Salinas (26-6)

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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