May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

PHOTOS: Cypress captures third place in prestigious Lakewood-Molten tourney

8/24/19: Cypress's Zoey Henson (17) digs the ball during the semifinals of the Lakewood-Molten Volleyball Tournament at Lakewood High. Poly prevailed, 3-2, in an intense match. Photo courtesy Jim McCormack

Cypress’s Zoey Henson (17) digs the ball during the semifinals of the Lakewood-Molten Volleyball Tournament at Lakewood High. (Photos courtesy Jim McCormack, For OC Sports Zone)

Cypress High’s girls volleyball team had a strong showing over the weekend.

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The Centurions played power house Long Beach Poly Saturday in the semifinals of the prestigious Lakewood-Molten Volleyball tournament, a massive endeavor played over nine days at four high schools.

The Centurions, five-time Empire champion, led in the match after winning the first two sets, 25-20, 25-22, before Poly’s depth wore them down and took the final three sets, 25-17, 25-16 and 15-12 in a long, steamy and very entertaining match that could have been regarded as the tournament’s championship game.

The Centurions came back later Saturday to defeat Long Beach Wilson 3-1 while Poly handled La Salle Prep of Pasadena 3-1 to win the title.

-Courtesy Jim McCormack, For OC Sports Zone