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Mira Costa’s Ben Coordt gets his hit refused by Newport Harbor during the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball championship in Norwalk on Saturday. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

“We did a pretty good job with the game plan, especially the functioning,” Ciarelli said. “We kept it where we wanted it and kind of kept them off balance a little bit. Overall. I thought our departure was really good.
Newport Harbor’s Dayne Chalmers bumps on the ball throughout the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball championship against Mira Costa at Norwalk on Saturday. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • NORWALK — the Sailors are almost impossible to prevent with a cast of high-caliber athletes around the court and Dayne Chalmers When the Newport Harbor boys volleyball team is able to execute its game plan.
    The Sailors led 24-23 at the next set and Blake Ludes scored the last stage to procure a two-point success.
    “There is not any doubt they were considering it all of the time,” Ciarelli said. “They wanted to return here.”
    The victory was particularly sweet for its five starters who played on last year’s team that lost to Corona del Mar in the Southern Section final.

    The Sailors capitalized on the bad serving of Mira Costa , especially in the first set, if the Mustangs committed six errors.
    “It was definitely an emotional moment,” Chalmers said. “This group loves to play with emotion. That was a major factor for us in this match.”
    However, Chalmers was also employed as a decoy occasionally, and since the Mustangs set up to defend against the outside hitter, other players got easy kills.
    Mira Costa’s Ben Coordt responds after his group scores against Newport Harbor during the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball tournament in Norwalk on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    The Newport Harbor team celebrate after their triumph over Mira Costa at Norwalk on Saturday with all the volleyball championship plaque, May 11, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)
    In the fourth group, the Sailors jumped and maintained at least a four-point guide down the stretch, with Chalmers obtaining the kill.
    Newport Harbor never trailed in the first group, before the Sailors went on a 7-3 run to close out the group, but the Mustangs were within three or two points.

    Newport Harbor gave off seven additional points on hitting errors and dedicated three services errors in the third group.
    Mira Costa’s Ethan Young hits on the ball beyond Newport Harbor’s Caden Garrido throughout the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball championship in Norwalk on Saturday. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

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    “In the next match, (Mira Costa) kind of stepped it up and we stepped it up in the fourth match.”

    The Newport Harbor volleyball team celebrate winning the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball tournament over Mira Costa in Norwalk on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)
    The Newport Harbor team celebrate winning the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball championship over Mira Costa in Norwalk on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Newport Harbor's Dayne Chalmers hugs teammate Joe Karious as they celebrate their team winning Mira Costa’s championship May 11, 2019. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

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  • Newport Harbor’s Jack Higgs requires up the set to strike the ball across the Internet against Mira Costa during the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball tournament in Norwalk on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    That was the case Saturday at Cerritos College, in which the Sailors passed functioned and defended their method to a 25-23, 16-25, 25-21 victory over Mira Costa to win against the CIF-SS Division 1 championship.
    Newport Harbor’s Caden Garrido gets ready to hit the ball across the net from Mira Costa May 11, 2019, throughout the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball championship in Norwalk on Saturday. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

  • “We have got five good attackers… so that we mixed it up a bit more after the third game and in the fourth match, it kept them off balance.”
    Directed the Sailors with 11 digs, eight in the fourth set, and 20 kills.

    Caden Garrido had 11 kills and Alec Patterson had four blocks for the Sailors, who had been the No.1 seed.

    The set is taken by newport Harbor ’ s Jack Higgs and strikes the ball over the net against Mira Costa during the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball championship in Norwalk on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    Most plays were set up for Chalmers, along with the Mustangs (23-7) tried their best to halt the outside hitter.

    The name is the fifth in school history, the first since 1999 and the first for them under trainer Rocky Ciarelli, who is retiring at the end of the season after guiding the Sailors (36-1) for five years.

    Mira Costa’s Ethan Young, Thomas Kretschame, and Dain Johnson, from left, jump up to try to block a shot at Newport Harbor during the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball tournament in Norwalk on Saturday. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

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  • Newport Harbor’s Joe Karious pass the ball to a teammate during the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball tournament against Mira Costa in Norwalk on Saturday. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)
    Newport Harbor’s Caden Garrido bumps the ball over the net against Mira Costa May 11, 2019, throughout the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball championship in Norwalk on Saturday. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)

    The Mira Costa volleyball team view as Newport Harbor's Jack Rogers (8) hugs a teammate following Newport Harbor won the CIF-SS Division 1 volleyball tournament over Mira Costa in Norwalk on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo from Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)