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Volleyball: It's a Loyola-Huntington Beach Division 1 final [Video]

May 15, 2013 |  9:46 pm

It was a wild semifinal night in Southern Section Division 1 volleyball, but when Wednesday's matches were over, Los Angeles Loyola and Huntington Beach came away with victories to advance to Saturday's 7:30 p.m. championship match at Santiago Canyon College in Orange.

Huntington Beach (30-2) upset No. 1-seeded Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, 25-23, 29-27, 25-23.

At a noisy Loyola gym, the Cubs moved into position to deliver a sixth section title to Coach Michael Boehle with a 30-28, 22-25, 28-26, 35-33 victory over San Clemente. Cubs players were singing, "Happy Birthday" to Boehle, who turned 47.

Ohio State-bound Garrett Mohr had a huge match for the Cubs, recording 22 kills. Jackson Bantle had 16 kills and 6-foot-7 Cole Paullin contributed seven blocks. San Clemente received strong play from Jack Yoder and Garrett Costello.

The fourth set was full of drama. Neither team was budging. There were repeated rallies until San Clemente made a hitting error to end the match.

-- Eric Sondheimer