DOWNEY - The Warren High School boys' volleyball team saw their chance to win the C.I.F. Division III championship fall short last Saturday in disappointing fashion with a 3 set to 1 defeat against South Torrance at Cypress College.The Bears were defeated by the scores of 25-22, 25-18, 20-25, and 25-21. The Bears were seeded first in Division III and South Torrance was seeded second. This championship match was fitting due to the two top seeds playing against each other. The Bears had only lost one set in four playoff matches before Saturday's setback against the Spartans. Despite the loss, however, Warren continued playing volleyball and on Tuesday traveled to Buchanan High School in Clovis but were defeated in the first round of the Division I Southern California Regionals. Warren lost 25-18, 25-19, and 25-14. Nick Alvarez led the Bears with 12 kills and Josh Nehls had 10. Warren finished its season with an overall record of 31-5 and league record of 10-0. While Coach Simons is disappointed with the last two losses, he is proud of this year's squad with the undefeated league record and the number one ranking in Division III. As Warren played the role of the hunter for most of this season, they will now become the hunted next year as they are now C.I.F. Finalists.
********** Published: May 24, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 06