Dos Pueblos High went 2-1 in pool play at the Camarillo Boys Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, then ran into the tourney hosts in the semifinals. Camarillo came away with a 25-16 victory and the Chargers tied for third.
Camarillo went on to win the tournament.
“Rob Vandermay’s squad has stepped it up this year and they were very hard to get out of system,” said DP coach Ehren Hug.
Jack Hogan had 29 kills and 16 digs on the day and was named all-tournament along with setter Evan Thompson, who handed out 39 assists.
The Chargers (7-3) swept Lancaster (25-12, 25-19) and Ventura (25-18, 25-21) in pool play before falling to Saugus in a tight 25-18, 26-24 battle.
“I’m very proud of how far we have come in such a very short time,” said Hug. “We have a lot of young players and for them to step into the varsity role and represent the Charger brand in such a competitive way was awesome to see. The offense was dominated again by Jack Hogan who tallied 29 kills and just looked like a player on a mission. Jack and our setters were really connecting and it was entertaining to watch. Also making waves was sophomore middle blocker Sean Ortiz who improved on his blocking and close blocking as one of the newer members of the team. He was also surgical from the service line with 6 aces on the day.”
The Chargers will host Santa Ynez in their Channel League opener on Tuesday at 7 p.m.