The UCSC Men's volleyball team paid a visit to the Main Beach boys' practice over the weekend. The boys got to meet with the players, ask questions and take photos.
Thanks to the UCSC team for taking the time to inspire our teams!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Main Beach had three teams compete at the San Jose Convention Center this weekend with 14s coming into the tournament 9th and holding that seed all the way until the last match. They finish as the 8th 14s team in NorCal. Next, our 15/16 team that contains 8th graders to sophomores but is predominately a 15 and under team finished 13th in teams alike. Finally, our 16s team came in as the 7th ranked 16s team and finished the 6th with a third set victory against a team they have been battling to beat all season long!
Over at San Mateo Events Center our two 18s teams competed this weekend as well. Saturday morning begun with the two teams facing off and then continuing on their own journeys the rest of the weekend. 18-Chicory finished 11th overall in 18s teams with about half of the roster being juniors. Meanwhile, 18-Jake exhausted themselves in a 24-22 third set lose in the semi-finals and finished 4th overall. They ended power league with a 29-6 record overall, which makes them the most winning team in Main Beach history. Their total league points leaves them 3rd in NorCal with 2470.50…just shy of NCVC 18-1s (2474.50) & MVVC 18-Red (2495.50).
All five teams will kick off 2018 with the NCVA Far Westerns tournament at San Mateo Events Center on January 6th and 7th and then take an intermission for boys high school season, where the SCCAL (Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League) might be the most competitive it has ever been with such a dominating senior class.
Happy Holidays to all of our Main Beach families!!!Ashley Tennant
Main Beach had another successful weekend: 14-Ashley moved up to gold, while 15/16-Kael held their 20th seed. 16-PK wasn’t able to defend their 4th seed and dropped a few spots. 18-Chicory had the most successful weekend going undefeated and moving up to silver. 18-Jake almost kept their undefeated season until dropping in the gold finals 23-25, 25-23, 14-16. Overall, we improved our seedings and are back in the gym preparing for Power League #2 that is held on October, 22nd.
Sunday, Oct. 22
14-Ashley: Los Medanos College, 15/16-Kael & 16-PK: Jackson Sports Academy, 18-Chicory: Yuba High School, 18-Jake: NB CourtsAshley Tennant
Main Beach’s 14-16s are group teams finished off Regional Qualifiers at San Mateo this past weekend. 14-Ashley showed they can play with almost any team in the region but came up short in a few matches and will start season 16th in the Northern California. Meanwhile, 15/16-Kael moved all over the place in rankings throughout the weekend and finished out with their highest seed as 20th. 16-PK played a perfect 7-0 weekend to defend their 4th seed in the region. Overall, another great weekend for Main Beach Boys!
On October 8th, 14-Ashley will travel to Skylane Facility in Santa Rosa while 15/16-Kael will compete at Los Medanos College, and 16-PK will take the long trek to Jackson Sports Academy to play that Sunday.
GO BEACH!Ashley Tennant
Main Beach’s two 18s team kicked off the tournament season this weekend in San Mateo. 18-Chicory made a big jump up to the 26th seed and went 5-3 while missing one player this weekend. 18-Jake took this weekend serious by winning 16 out of their 17 sets played. That effort earned them a spot as the third ranked team in Northern California. Both teams will play next on October 8th, 18-Jake at SF State and 18-Chicory at Hillmar HS. Our other three teams will travel this weekend to San Mateo in hopes to follow in the 18s’ footsteps. Go Beach!Ashley Tennant