Everything is going just the way I predicted! Actually, the top two seeds in Division I-III have advanced, so I guess everyone figured it would play out this way…(Note: No. 1 St. Mary’s still has to win tonight)
Here are the championship games:
Div. I: Foothill travels to Liberty. These two teams haven’t seen each other this season. Both have major talent. However, the Falcons lean on their middleblockers Betsy Sedlak and Felicia Willoughby, while the Lions have enough big bodies up front to potentially stablize that attack. That could be the difference.
Div. II Northgate vs. Maria Carillo. The rematch. The last time these two teams met, Maria Carillo bounced the Broncos from the Gold division of their own tournament. A chance for redemption? A chance for pay back? Who wrote this script?
Div. III: Bishop O’Dowd tries to stay perfect against Campolindo. Not gonna happen. There’s a reason why the seeding committee and coaches awarded the top seed to Campolindo despite the Dragons having gone undefeated on the season. The Cougars have three losses, all coming at the Durango Tournament against some of the nation’s elite teams. Plus, this is a rematch of last season’s Div. III championship match, which the Cougars won.
Div. IV: Who didn’t pay their light bill in Berkeley and Albany? Because of the poweroutage last night, St. Mary’s will try to advance tonight agaisnt St. Joseph’s. This is more of a formality. No. 2 Justin Siena awaits the winner.
Div. V: I have no idea about any of these teams, other than that a No. 12 seed knocked off a No. 1 seed. Go figure? Urban (19-13) elimiated Anderson Valley (34-2) in three games in the semifinals. And judging by the scores(25-14, 25-9, 25-22), those were three dominant games. Go figure some more. No. 2 Crystal Springs is probably shaking in their sneakers. They host Urban on Saturday.