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East Bay Boys Volleyball Notes: Playoff Time

Here is a playoff breakdown

Division I
No. 1 Amador Valley vs. No. 8 Logan
No. 4 Deer Valley vs. No. 5 California
No. 2 Foothill vs. No. 7 Washington
No. 3 Mission San Jose vs. No. 6 De La Salle

Thoughts: The marquee matchup, to me, in the first round is Mission San Jose vs. De La Salle. The Spartans are extremely talented, but inconsistent. The Warriors are tough at home, and were the No. 3 seed last year when they reached the championship match.
I think the team to watch out for is Cal. Winners of four straight after a three-game skid, including a win over DLS. The Grizzlies also have a tournament loss against Deer Valley as motivation.
Of course the bracket is setup for a Amador Valley vs. Foothill rematch, and it would be a great match if it were to happen. Don’t get too far ahead because there are some good teams here.

Division II
No. 1 Campolindo vs. No. 8 Novato
No. 4 Alameda vs. No. 5 Terra Linda
No. 2 Northgate vs. No. 7 Clayton Valley
No. 3 Drake vs. No. 6 Las Lomas

Thoughts: Everyone is expecting a Campolindo and Northgate final, and it would be a surprise if it didn’t happen. A potential Drake vs. Northgate semifinal could be a good matchup, but of course both teams need to get there. I think the Alameda and Terra Linda match will be the most entertaining first round game.

Division III
No. 1 College Prep vs. No. 8 De Anza
No. 4 Berean Christian vs. No. 5 Marin Catholic
No. 2 El Molino vs. No. 7 Dougherty Valley
No. 3 St. Patrick-St. Vincent vs. No. 6 Head Royce

Thoughts: College Prep getting the No. 1 seed is huge, and if it is a rematch in the finals with El Molino, it won’t have to travel this year. Berean Christian will be a dangerous second round matchup for College Prep, if that is indeed how it plays out. I think the St. Pat’s and Head-Royce match is the most compelling to me in the first round. HR is very talented and could make a run.

Rankings

Amador Valley heads into the playoffs as the new No. 1 team. It’s the first time anyone but Foothill has been ranked No. 1 in this poll since March of 2009.
Cal gets a big bump after another win over De La Salle.

1. Amador Valley
2. Foothill
3. Campolindo
4. Northgate
5. Mission San Jose
6. Deer Valley
7. California
8. De La Salle
9. Washington
10. Logan
11. College Prep
12. Granada
13. Clayton Valley
14. De Anza
15. Alameda

League standings

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ACCAL

Alameda (21-10, 7-1)
De Anza (21-6, 7-1)
Berkeley (11-11, 3-5) 4 GB
El Cerrito (4-13, 3-5) 4 GB
Richmond (2-11, 0-8) 7 GB

BSAL

St. Patrick-St. Vincent (21-11, 8-0)
St. Mary’s (8-9, 6-2) 2 GB
St. Joseph Notre Dame (4-16, 3-5) 5 GB
Encinal (2-13, 2-6) 6 GB
Salesian (4-16, 1-7) 7 GB

BVAL

Deer Valley (26-7, 15-0)
Antioch (16-13, 10-5) 5 GB
Heritage (12-12, 9-6) 6 GB
Freedom (9-12, 8-7) 7 GB
Pittsburg (3-12, 3-12) 12 GB
Liberty (0-21, 0-15) 15 GB

DFAL

Campolindo (30-6, 8-0)
Dougherty Valley (18-9, 6-2) 2 GB
Las Lomas (10-9, 4-4) 4 GB
Acalanes (7-12, 2-6) 6 GB
Alhambra (1-13, 0-8) 8 GB

DVAL

Northgate (31-2, 12-0)
Clayton Valley (15-8, 10-2) 2 GB
Berean Christian (17-12, 8-4) 4 GB
College Park (7-15, 6-6) 6 GB
Concord (5-15, 4-8) 8 GB
Ygnacio Valley (3-26, 2-10) 10 GB
Mt. Diablo (0-12, 0-12) 12 GB

EBAL

Amador Valley (26-3, 13-1)
Foothill (33-4, 12-2) 1 GB
California (20-12, 9-5) 4 GB
De La Salle (27-11, 8-6) 5 GB
Granada (10-10, 7-7) 6 GB
Monte Vista (10-13, 5-9) 8 GB
San Ramon Valley (3-20, 2-12) 11 GB
Livermore (3-25, 0-14) 13 GB

MVAL

Mission San Jose (30-6, 12-0)
Logan (25-12, 9-3) 3 GB
Washington (20-11, 9-3) 3 GB
American (7-11, 5-7) 7 GB
Kennedy (7-17, 4-8) 8 GB
Moreau Catholic (6-20, 3-9) 9 GB
Castro Valley (0-12, 0-12) 12 GB

Matt Smith

  • Softball fan

    Matt,

    Why isn’t there any baseball/softball notes on this website? Please pass along to whoever might post.

    Thanks

  • Sean M

    Softball Fan,

    I posted the same thing on the East Bay Prep Facebook page. Volleyball, Lacrosse, but no baseball or softball? What gives?

  • Jimmy Durkin

    The primary reason you don’t see as much baseball/softball posts on the blog is because those sports receive a lot of coverage in the paper. But thanks for the feedback. We’ll try to add some more baseball/softball stuff to the blog.

  • jet4ever52

    Alameda high vs terra Linda game 1
    21-12 ahs

  • jet4ever52

    Update ahs 23-18

  • jet4ever52

    Update 25-20 alameda game one alameda

  • jet4ever52

    Terra Linda 7-6 game 2

  • jet4ever52

    Ahs 18-17 game 2

  • jet4ever52

    20-20 .tied

  • jet4ever52

    Terra Linda 24-23

  • jet4ever52

    Game 2 tied at 24

  • jet4ever52

    Alaameda wins game 2
    26-24

  • jet4ever52

    Terra Linda 6-0

  • jet4ever52

    Game 3 terra Linda 25-22

  • jet4ever52

    Alameda 2 games to 1 heading to game 4

  • jet4ever52

    Game 4 terra Linda 10-6

  • jet4ever52

    Game 4 alameda 20-17

  • hit-the-ball

    Amador over Logan in 3

  • jet4ever52

    Game 4 25-18 alameda wins 4 games to one advances

  • hit-the-ball

    Foothill and Washington 2-2

  • hit-the-ball

    foothill & Washington tied at 14 in the 5th

  • hit-the-ball

    De La Salle over MSJ in 4
    Deer Valley over Cal

  • hit-the-ball

    Foothill over Washington in 5. Last game 16-14

  • jet4ever52

    Sorry alameda 3 games to 1

  • Jet4Ever52

    Alameda High vs Campolindo boys VOlleyballl NCS Round 2 Thursday the 20th @ 7pm @ Campolindo
    Rematch from Round 1 last year

  • jet4ever52

    @ campo alameda game

  • jet4ever52

    5-5 tied

  • jet4ever52

    16-10 campo

  • jet4ever52

    25-17 game 1 campo

  • jet4ever52

    7-5 campo

  • SMC

    25-13 northgate, second set just started

  • jet4ever52

    25-17 game 2 campo

  • SMC

    Drake wins set 2, 27-25. Game is tied.

  • jet4ever52

    Game 3 25-22 alameda

  • SMC

    Drake wins 3rd 25-22 and up in the game 2 sets to 1.

  • jet4ever52

    25-15 campo wins

  • SMC

    Northgate wins the fourth 25-16, going to a fifth set!!!!

  • SMC

    Drake takes the fifth and the game, 15-12.

  • jet4ever52

    great job tonight for all teams
    drake and campo

  • MG

    The Drake/Northgate game was the ultimate nail-biter. Great job by both teams… outstanding sportsmanship as well.

  • SMC

    D2 final, Drake wins the first set 25-20.

  • SMC

    Drake up 2-0, wins second set 25-20.

  • SMC

    Campo keeps the game alive, 25-19. Going to a fourth set.

  • SMC

    Drake is the champion for D2. Fourth set 25-18.

  • Nice Kill

    Congrats Drake awesome job!