The Cabrillo College Seahawks went 2-1 at the Shasta College Tournament over the weekend in Redding.
Dini and the Mustangs finished the year 4-6 overall, the program’s first losing season since 2013, and lost their last four games. They placed sixth in the Monterey Bay League Gabilan division with a 2-5 record and missed the Central Coast Section playoffs.
Dasbach-Prisk and the No. 3-seeded Hawks took the No. 11-seeded Cougars’ best shot right on the nose, literally, and they never flinched en route to a 20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-14 win to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation Northern California Division V semifinals.
Depleted of playmakers on both sides of the ball, No. 2 Aptos hung around with No. 7 Terra Nova High but ultimately fell 24-14 in the first round of the CCS Open Division III playoffs.
Monte Vista Christian’s outside hitters Mattea Romo and Cassidy Schurman were named to the Gabilan division First Team, while North Monterey County High libero Malia Garcia, Pajaro Valley High outside hitter Natalia Gallegos and Watsonville High opposite Camila Cardenas all made the Pacific division First Team.
Fresh off winning its 11th straight Coast Conference championship on Tuesday night, Cabrillo (27-1) will host the lowest remaining seed of No. 15 Hartnell College, No. 16 West Valley, No. 17 College of the Sequoias and No. 18 Los Medanos on Tuesday in Aptos.
Third-year coach John Wilson has four players from Aptos High and two from Santa Cruz High. Scotts Valley High, Soquel High, North Monterey County High and Pacific Collegiate School are also represented with one player each.
The Santa Cruz Warriors shot down the Salt Lake City Stars, 122-111, on Wednesday night to not only notch their third straight victory but the franchise's 150th overall.
RP Sports Podcast: St. Francis High's Audrey Ryan talks volleyball & a preview of Aptos football's CCS Open Division III game vs. Terra Nova
Tony Nunez, the sports editor of the Register-Pajaronian, previews Friday's CCS Open Division III football game between Aptos and Aragon (4:30), recaps the local CCS cross country (14:15) and CCS volleyball (16:38) results and then then sits down with St. Francis High senior volleyball player Audrey Ryan (18:51).