Ralph K. Reed Gymnasium at Newport Harbor High School hosted the Trinity vs. Sunset League Showcase featuring the reigning CIF-SS D1 Champions, Mater Dei, CIF-SS D2 Champions, Orange Lutheran-- both from the Trinity League against Sunset League powerhouses Newport Harbor and Los Alamitos. The action did not disappoint and in the end the results only proved that Orange County has some of the best teams in the nation.
Match 1: Orange Lutheran vs. Los Alamitos
Behind the heavy and consistent arm of Abby Kardich of Los Alamitos the Lancers of Orange Lutheran could not contain exciting Outside-Hitter in the least. Even out-of-system, Kardich was consistent in scoring points with a diverse arsenal of attacks. The Griffins took down the Lancers 3-1, 25-18, 25-21, 21-25, 25-13.
Match 2: Santa Margarita vs. Newport Harbor
The eagles were led by an unsuspecting group of players: Sophomore Outside Hitter McKenna Thomas (Pepperdine Beach commit) and Junior Libero, Taryn Whittingham. The Showcase host Newport Harbor showed moments of brilliance but in the end the Eagles are deep and the Sailors had no answer in SMCHS' 3-0 sweep, 25-20, 25-20, 25-22.