The 2022 CIF Southern Section-Ford boys’ volleyball playoffs got underway two weeks in the six divisional single-elimination tournaments conducted at designated host sites starting around Southern California. While no local teams competed at the Division 1 level, plenty of local programs got to put their hard work to the test throughout the rest of the brackets.
Only two local teams, Murrieta Mesa (Division 5), and Santa Rosa Academy (Division 6), both made it past the first round. The Rams fell short last Saturday in a 5-set thriller, losing to Oxnard’s Pacifica High School, 15-11, in the final set. Santa Rosa’s second-round game, which got moved to the evening of Monday, May 2, was against Garey High School, where they fell 3-1.
The tournaments will conclude with the championships Saturday, May 14, at Long Beach City College (Divisions TBD) or at designated host sites. The Division 1 finals will be livestreamed by Bally Sports West Prep Zone and Divisions 2-6 by the NFHS Network.
CIF SOUTHERN SECTION BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF BRACKETS
Wild card matches, Tuesday, April 26, 6 p.m.
First round, Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.
Quarterfinals, May 3, 6 p.m.
Semifinals, May 7, 6 p.m.
Finals, May 14, TBD
No local teams
Servite def. Paloma Valley, 25-14, 25-18, 25-18
Edison def. Murrieta Valley, 25-13, 22-25, 25-19, 25-12
South Pasadena def. Elsinore, 21-25,20-25,25-19,21-25
Hillcrest def. Vista Murrieta, 23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 29-27
St. Margaret’s def. Hemet, 25-14, 25-15, 25-5
Tustin def. Beaumont, 26-24, 17-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-12
Fontana def. Rancho Verde, 3-1; scores not reported
Yucaipa def. Nuview Bridge, 3-0; scores not reported
Murrieta Mesa def. Perris, 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-17
Oxnard Pacifica def Murrieta Mesa, 25-18, 19-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-11
Santa Rosa Academy def. Waverly, 25-20, 25-9, 25-20
Vista del Lago def. Cornerstone Christian, 25-6, 25-13, 25-21
Garey def. Santa Rosa Academy, 3-1; scores not reported`
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