Lakewood Volleyball

CIF State Volleyball: Lakewood Makes Open Bracket

The Lakewood Lancers received a major honor on Sunday with the release of the CIF State Girls’ Volleyball brackets. The Lancers are one of the eight teams from all of Southern California to make the prestigious Open Division, as Lakewood is seeded seventh and will travel to Cathedral Catholic in San Diego Wednesday evening.

Because CIF State brackets follow seeding for host sites, the Lancers will be on the road the whole way unless they somehow run into the eight-seed, which is not likely. If the Lancers can defeat Cathedral Catholic on Wednesday, they’ll visit Mater Dei in the second round on Saturday, assuming the Monarchs win their first-round match as expected.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.