Menlo, Palo Alto in CCS Open Division volleyball tourney

Sacred Heart Prep awarded the top seed in Division IV

Chelsea Fan (12) and Palo Alto were named the sixth seed in the CCS Open Division. Photo by David Hickey.

Menlo School earned the fifth seed and Palo Alto was awarded the sixth seed for the Central Coast Section girls' volleyball Open Division, which opens Saturday at four different sites.

Sacred Heart Prep earned the top seed in Division IV despite finishing behind Notre Dame-Belmont in the West Bay Athletic League. The Tigers are seeded second.

Cate Desler
In the Open Division, the Vikings (23-3) play at St. Francis (19-11) at 1 p.m. and the Knights (28-4) travel to Sacred Heart Cathedral (21-10) for a 7 p.m. match.

The top four seeds are Mitty (28-5), St. Ignatius (30-7), the Lancers and the Irish.

The semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Palo Alto and the championship match at Gunn on Friday, Nov. 10.

Menlo has won 22 of its past 23 matches. Its four losses were to Sacred Heart Cathedral and Mitty in Spikefest I, Palo Alto in a nonleague game and Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego.

The Irish also own wins over Valley Christian (twice), Burlingame (twice), Carlmont and St. Ignatius. SHC has also lost to SI three times, St. Francis and Valley Christian.

Palo Alto's best wins are over Menlo, Sacred Heart Prep and Carlmont. Its three losses were to Valley Christian, St. Ignatius and Menlo.

SH Prep (22-7) hosts a D-IV quarterfinal match against either Seaside (22-6) or Mercy-Burlingame (19-13) on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Spieker Pavilion.

Notre Dame-Belmont (27-14) hosts either The King's Academy (18-9) or Santa Cruz (15-16) on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The Division IV semifinals are scheduled for Scotts Valley High on Nov. 8 and the finals are slated for Nov. 11 at Palo Alto.

Woodside (19-13) earned the fourth seed in Division II and receives a bye into the quarterfinals. The Wildcats play Saturday at home at 7 p.m. against either Leland (14-9) or Willow Glen (20-8).

Mountain View (22-8) is seeded first in Division II, where the semifinals are slated for Gunn on Nov. 8 and the finals at Paly on Nov. 11.

The Division I finals are scheduled for Palo Alto on Nov. 11. Carlmont is the top seed.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2017 at 9:54 am

No report on Gunn volleyball team? It seems to disappear from PA Online. Does Gunn volleyball team make to CCS?

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