The Murrieta Mesa boys’ volleyball team finished in second place last weekend at the Steel Mill Classic tournament. Valley News/Courtesy photo

The Murrieta Mesa boys’ volleyball team has been hard at work prepping for the start of Southwestern League action, which starts Tuesday, March 15, against Great Oak. With eleven games under their belt so far, the Rams are garnishing a 7-4 record and took second place last weekend in the very tough Steel Mill Classic Tourney.

Murrieta Mesa went 4-2 in the tournament, with wins over Miller, San Gorgonio, Fontana and Western Christian. Their two losses came from Roosevelt, who beat them in pool play, and again in the finals, 2-0. This week the Rams will be on the court in preseason action against Beaumont, Elsinore, and Hemet. Match times are set for 4:30 p.m. in each of those games. Full schedules can be found online at

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